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Dreams of the World: Jose Fuster (Jaimanitas)

Jose Fuster, Cuban Painter. © KIKE CALVO

Jose Fuster, 67,  Cuban Painter. © KIKE CALVO

 This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people we meet during our travels.

My dream is… to create a piece of art that will be admired like the ones created by Antonio Gaudí or Pablo Picasso, such as the ¨Guernica¨.

José Fuster, 67, is a Cuban artist that was born in Caibaríen. Having trained at the School for Art Trainers, he considers the Romanian artist Contantin Brancusi as his spiritual father. The artist does not forget where he came from, and his work incorporates all those values, integrating an ecological kaleidoscope of vegetable urbanizations, all taking shape in his mind and pieces of art. There is a ¨before¨ and ¨after¨ aspect of his work, parallel to the rhythm of the country, as there is in the history of Cuba, after the ‘Special Period’.