Julio César Peña
Julio César Peña (Holguín, Cuba, 1969) is a self-thaught printmaker currently working at the Taller Experimental de la Gráfica, Havana.
Peña describes the daily life in Cuba with lively skeletons that identify his work from the beginning of his artistic life, in 1984. Through parody, satire and sense of humor the artist creates baroque compositions that reproduce all aspects of the human life, namely in today's Cuba.
His woodcuts and engravings have been presented in Cuba, México, the USA, Japan and in several European countries. His works are part of private and public collections, such as the Latin American Art Museum (Los Angeles, USA). Peña has been awarded the 1st prize at International Printmaking Triennial in Kanagawa, Japan.