About the artist

 

Pablo Labañino was born in 1944 in Palma Soriano, Cuba, and studied between 1964 and 1968 at the National Art Schools in Havana. He graduated as a lithographer and painter.

 

His works are permanently exhibited at institutions and museums such as the National Assembly in Managua, Nicaragua, the Modern Art Museum (Muzeum Sztuki) in Lodz, Poland, Ernst Museum in Budapest, Hungary, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana), Cuba, and at the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations in Philadelphia, USA.

 

His drawings are in India ink and his paintings are a combination of acrylic and mixed techniques, often displaying collages of motifs and narratives of his experience of living in the ghetto of Philadelphia.

 

Pablo is a celebrated graphic designer and has designed records for South American music icons such as Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés, Los Van Van and Irakere.

 

He is a member of the Swedish Artists' Association (KRO) and since 2003 he holds the title of Guest Professor at the University of Arts of Cuba in Havana.