Marco Antonio Castillo Valdes is active/lives in Cuba. Marco Valdes is known for leading edge Cuban painting.
Biography Marco Valdes
Marco Valdes is part of the Havana-based collective Los Carpinteros
(The Carpenters) which has created some of the most important work to
emerge from Cuba in the past decade. Formed in 1991, the trio
(consisting of Marco Castillo Valdes, Dagoberto Rodríguez Sanchez, and,
until his departure in June 2003, Alexandre Arrechea) adopted their
name in 1994, deciding to renounce the notion of individual authorship
and refer back to an older guild tradition of artisans and skilled
laborers. Interested in the intersection between art and society, the
group merges architecture, design, and sculpture in unexpected and
often humorous ways. They create installations and drawings which
negotiate the space between the functional and the no
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