Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

YORJANDER CAPETILLO HERNÁNDEZ


punishment

(Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 198 cm. An imaginary performance where the characters face the phrase "In this country not remembering is betrayal" and it speaks about the importance of the collective memory.)


too much silence

(Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 200 cm. A tensional relation between a fighter and everything that pushes him to fight. Fear, courage, and determination are building together a moment of silence that questions the sense of life.)


The collectors

(Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 200 cm. The Poetics of discrimination. Do we discriminate or do we select "our" people using discriminative parameters?)


("I am an artist with a unifying vision of all arts. I work with the doubts, the confused areas of art history, and from mankind itself. I like to question the paths of life, sometimes taking as a central axis some character dealing with matters such as luck, chance or faith. I like to work with concepts, fictitious stories, with irony, humor, or harshness. I work with human pain, with death and what remains after it, with the things that never happened. I am an artist who questions life every day, so it never loses its meaning.")


Yorjander Capetillo Hernández earned his bachelor's degree in stage design from the Universidad de las Artes, Havana/Cuba and studied painting at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Havana. His works have been exhibited internationally in solo and group shows, such as Species Of Spaces 1974, Uppsala konstmuseum, Uppsala/Sweden (2016), The Happiness Workshop, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/Germany (2015), and at the International Art Exhibition NordArt in Büdelsdorf/Germany. Yorjander is winner of a fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude (2015) and he is nominated for the WERK.STOFF painting award (2018).