Artist of the moment…..Pedro Pablo Oliva

Pedro Pablo Oliva was born in the year 1949 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba.  Oliva works with the figure in a whimsical fashion with his own mix of realism and surrealism. Oliva was interested in a creating as a child, and won many awards for art as a youngster. For his artistic education Pedro Oliva attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas located in Havana, Cuba.

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For me personally what I enjoy most about Oliva’s style is the his depiction of fabric. Its a great blend of abstraction and color pattern. In addition the stylized manner Oliva portrays the hand I find elegant.

One influence on the artist was a Cuban painter named Antonia Eiriz. Through this teacher Oliva learned to paint his emotions. Below an example of Eiriz’s artwork.


Another large influence on the artist was painter Eduardo Abela. Again another artist who worked in a surrealistic manner to get his point across. Very whimsical and playful. Below an example of Abela’s work.


Began selling his art for money in 1970.

In this clip a short selection of sculptures by Pedro Oliva:

What a talented artist working in a many mediums.


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