ARTISTS > Julio César Peña

African with a turban
Woodcut
60 x 45 cm
2019
Debutante
Mixed media
122 x 244 cm
2018
Woodcut block
240 x 120 cm
2017
Working Class Hero
Mixed Media
46 x 28 cm
2017
Debutante
Lithography
57 x 38 cm
2017
Criollas
70 x 100 cm
Woodcut
2016

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.