By Jeanette Dallen
Sandra and Emmanuel coexist, blending into each of their works.
It is a unique case in which the plastic artist is neither Sandra nor Emmanuel separately: it is Sandra-Emmanuel or Emmanuel-Sandra together as one. Each canvas painted by the young couple is a cosmos of small elements and color that invite reflection and communicate beyond the visible.
They were both trained at the Professional School of Art in Matanzas, Cuba and the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Their latest works are characterized by the fusion of painting and fabric printing. This mixture of techniques have given rise to the following series:Search Words:
It talks about self-discovery. A wordsearch puzzle is mixed with the characters portrayed highlighting words that define their personal history.High Flight:
On this occasion the portrait is mixed with the flight of some tiny birds, which represent the freedom and unlimited capacity for expanding the human being.Modern Times:
Gear parts that continually adjust within the portrait tell us about the human being as a complex dynamic system.
“Artists in Cuba are rebel by nature. We feel the need to express and transcend geographical and communicative boundaries that the Island by its nature and policy has imposed on us,” they said.
They settled in Miami three years ago, standing out as talented emerging plastic artists. Their work has been exhibited in prestigious art fairs such as Miami River-Art Fair 2018 and Art Palm Beach 2019.
Part of their work is being displayed in the exhibition “Visions of Cuba” until May 3 at the Eduardo Gato cigar factory on Cayo Hueso 1100 Simonton Street.