Artist from Cuba - Elio Vilva
Elio Vilva Trujillo graduated as a teacher specializing in grammar and literature. He is a self-taught painter and researcher on African themes “who has, for many years, dedicated himself to the art of the Orishas. read more
He has introduced his audiences to the complexity of each and every element associated with the deities.” “My paintings are a mosaic of dreams, images, baroque qualities and surrealism”, says Vilva. Vilva’s work depicts Orishas, or emissaries between the physical and spiritual world of the Santeria religion. “Santeria is a spiritual practice, which is a mix of traditional African beliefs and the Catholic religion.” Enrique Yepes, Bowdoin College professor of Spanish. His work has been shown throughout Cuba, Italy, Mexico, Dominican Republis, Belgium, and in art galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, California, and New London, Connecticut.
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