Just in the surrounding area of the centric Parque Martí in Cienfuegos, stands the work by the visual artist Irving Torres Barroso, which is brought together at a place you cannot miss when you go through the city of Cienfuegos.
From Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and for a great many spectators, Umbral Art Gallery displays traditional painting along with installations and performances that keep as subject the reflections of men regarding their role in the world.
For his sculptures and installations, Barroso himself acknowledges working with everything he finds, from objects taken out of daily life to musical instruments. Such is the case of the pieces Soy mi voz (I am my voice) and Donde está la música (Where the music is), both made in honor of master Benny Moré.
Undreamed-of are the pillars that complete the creative process of this self-taught artist: a collage with newspapers, bills and national twenty-cent coins that he later takes to the canvas with enamel paint for automobiles through mixed techniques.
With more than 13 solo exhibitions and 50 collective works, in his wide repertoire stand out the exhibition Craft City in 2008 and Los de atrás vienen conmigo (The ones behind me are with me) during the 12th Havana Biennial, without forgetting the exhibition Dreams, which was chosen to start this year 2017.
A work that just by looking at it arouses a unique sensitivity for its universe of colors. The artist says: “yellow is light, red is the passion I paint with, and blue is the color I identify feelings with”.
Ave No.2513 e/ 25 y 27 (Parque José Martí)
Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Text by: Dayneris Brito
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez