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DERWIN LEIVA

BORN 1978, SANTA CLARA, CUBA. 

Growing up in Cuba, music was part of my life. Listening to music and dancing was a way to forget, even if just for a moment, about the necessities of daily life. Although my work has been influenced by artist like Picasso, Boccioni, and Wifredo Lam; Cuban music has always been a constant backdrop to my work. I try to depict a society that has experienced extreme oppression but at the same time it has a rich culture and it is full of life. Through the use of rhythm and motion in my work, I want to mirror the experience of freedom found through Cuban music.