Lester Alvarez

1984, Camagüey

The work of Lester Alvarez (Camagüey, Cuba, 1984) is characterized by a very peculiar sense of introspection. His pieces, whether figurative or abstract paintings, his objects, videos, or installations, are indebted to a symbolism that comes in his cultural ADN. Both issues make his work tremendously restrained and silent, a sort of essay about the existentiality.
Lester finished his studies at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in 2011. Since that moment, he began to develop a career as a creator that offered him the opportunity to participate in numerous collective and solo projects. Among the most outstanding of them are the exhibitions: Estado de silencio (State of silence), at El Apartamento and La mano generosa (The generous Hand), in the Servando Art Gallery; and collective exhibitions like Karaoke and El silencio que precede a la tormenta (The Silence that precedes the Storm), both collaterals to the XII Havana Biennial and La parte maldita (The Damned part).
His work has been awarded with prizes like Tengo Frío Artist Group residency, Emerson College at England and the IX International Biennial of Painting ISOLE, Cerdeña, Italy.

La sonámbula (The Somnambulist), from the series Pinturas sobre flores recuperadas (Painting on Recovered Flowers)

2013

La Maleza: A fuer de acabar (Wasted Library: In Order To Finish)

2015-2016

Melancolía (Melancholia), from the series Pinturas sobre flores recuperadas

2013

Los ocupantes (The Occupants) (General view)

2012

La herida en el madero (Wasted Library: The Wound in the Log)

2015-2016