Roger Toledo (1986, Camaguey, Cuba)

Roger Toledo Bueno was born in Camaguey, Cuba, in 1986. He graduated in painting at Vicentina de la Torre Academy in 2005 to continue his studies at the University for the Arts (ISA). At this institution he got his degree in painting in 2011. From that year and until 2017 he served as a professor of Painting and Critics at the Visual Art School of the University for the Arts. He currently lives and works in Havana. He has taken part in several artistic residencies, academic exchanges, exhibits and has won awards and recognitions for his work. His work is in private collections in Europe, Latin America and the United States.

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Ultramarine Blue, from “Color Exercise”, 2014
Oil on canvas, stretched
47¼” x 47¼in
Signed by artist on verso

The Color Exercise series came up as a technical challenge in my painting. How to make a painting interesting using color as the single tool? How to achieve balance, depth, movement and rhythm through the subtle variations of a same color? Little by little each painting started to acquire a significant symbolic value and the color itself started to impose. These paintings shift between the expressive value of the color and its diverse technical expression. –Roger Toledo