OSMEIVY ORTEGA, Havana 1980

Osmeivy Ortega graduated from both the San Alejandro Art Academy and the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) in Havana. He also studied at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden and has obtained residencies in the United States, Germany, Sweden and Mexico.

Osmeivy Ortega’s woodblock prints are strongly connected to the natural world and depict the artist’s own imagery in the most poetical ways.

Awarded with various honours amongst which a special acknowledgement by the Tamarind Institute of the University of New Mexico and more recently First Prize at the National Engraving Encounter of Cuba.

Osmeivy Ortega’s work can be found in private collections as well as in public collections such as the AMBA Foundation in Brazil, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Cleveland (MOCA) in the United States and the Black Stone Foundation in the United Kingdom.

Consagración de la primavera

Woodblock print on craft paper

100 x 70 cm (39 x 27 inches)

Los poemas que nunca leí a tu lado

Woodblock print on craft paper

70 x 100 cm (27 x 39 inches)

Poema sin nombre

Woodblock print on craft paper

100 x 70 cm (39 x 27 inches)

Untitled

Woodblock print on craft paper

115 x 115 cm (45 x 45 inches)

La palma de mi mano

Woodcut

160 x 90 cm (63 x 35 inches)

Cabeza de mujer con pájaros

Woodcut

130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 inches)