Seven decorative black and white items completely hand-made on brilliant background (Bianco Extra) in 20x20 cm. size.
“My mother likes to say that I was born with a pencil in my hand. I learnt how to draw before I could talk...” It is easy to imagine the veranda, the heart of Caribbean life, as one of the great sources of inspiration for the young Ruben. Verandas, where the leisurely hours pass by in a slumber, with the sun filtering through and flooding the surroundings with blinding light, or the rain drumming with unabashed insistence. Verandas, where the mundane and the exceptional coexist in the after-dinner chatter, punctuated by sudden bursts of laughter and by the shards of light flashing in turn from the lit embers of the cigars. The time machine projects lush plants, posing animals and objects of all kinds on our walls, in black and white, connected by a slender thread of nostalgia and irony.
Ruben Toledo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1960, and moved to New York with his family when he was just a child. He is painter, sculptor, illustrator, reporter and fashion chronicler, as well... read more
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