Alex Cepeda Ramos

artista cubano

My life as a Cuban Artist. 

As a Cuban I am not exempt to the life that surrounds me. The daily challenges we face in our country are complicated and difficult. But as an artist, the trials and tribulations can be overwhelming. Setting up a formal art studio meant having to save money to buy a room and then I had to learn construction in order to expand the space. Over time I have become a jack of all trades; a student of everything and master of nothing. I would have to say that the most difficult obstacle is the scarcity of materials, everything from paints, brushes, acrylics but mostly money... oh well, such is life in Cuba. It is a beautiful but difficult place.  

I think that the life of a Cuban artist, regardless of his social status or recognitions, is like being eternally in school and we are forced to exploit every opportunity within our reach. 

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Como Cubano al fin no estoy extento de la vida que me rodea. Son muchas las dificultades y obstácuos que tenemos que sortear a diario. En mi caso particular, logré establecer un estudio formal despues de haber hecho un pequeño fondo para poder comprar un cuarto, el cual para poder ampliar me he vuelto algo multifacético. Soy alumno de todo y maestro de nada, se un poco hasta de albañería, eso sumado a la escasez de materiales para pintar, óleos, pinceles, acrílicos y sobre todo el dinero... bueno así es la vida por acá, bella pero difícil.

Pienso que la vida de un artista cubano, independiente de nivel social y reconocimientos, es una total escuela ya que estás obligado a explotar todas las posibilidades a tu alcance.  


  

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