Carlos Luna

Carlos Luna is a contemporary artist who bases his work on tradition, in his statement he writes: “my need to express myself comes from memories of growing up in a little rural town, which is full of the colorful stories and personalities that are only found in country places…there are two personages who are characteristic of my work: “El Guajiro”, who is a peasant and, the true hero of Cuban national life, and “The Rooster Man”, the magical, mythical, animal side of this Guajiro. These characters provide an ironic undercurrent in my work that simultaneously questions and sublimates Cuban history and, therefore, my own.”

Carlos Luna attended the Instituto Superior de Arte, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, ENAP, Academia de San Alejandro, in Havana, Cuba, and the Escuela Provincial de Artes Plasticas, Pinar del Río, Cuba. His painting are in the permanent collections of El Museo del Barrio, New York, the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana.