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Marco Valdes

 (born 1971)
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   ...  Displaying 750 of 2062 characters.

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