'Colourless' art exhibition opens at FNCC

13 Aug 2015 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 13 AUG (NAMPA) – Cuban artist Yasiel Palomino Pérez on Monday opened his third art exhibition in Namibia, titled 'Colourless' at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC).
Pérez told Nampa during the opening on Monday the exhibition “attempts to show people the perfect imperfection of people that surround them on a daily basis.”
The artist said his latest work of art is inspired by the increase in 'dehumanisation' in the contemporary world.
“People judge too much and they always point out the bad things they see in others, but I want people to focus more on the good side of others,” he explained.
He added that people should learn to embrace each other by appreciating one another, as everyone is unique in their own way.
“Everyone is perfect in the way they look, what they wear and where they’re from. For this reason, I used the female character for most of my drawings and paintings because of the role they play in society,” he added.
Pérez went on to say women play an important role in the community as they are the mother figures “are beautiful people with beautiful hearts”.
The artists uses acrylic and oil on canvas for his paintings, which is a fast-drying paint containing pigment suspension in acrylic polymer emulsion.
Acrylic paints are water-soluble with a mixture of oil, but become water-resistant when dry.
The art exhibition was opened by All People's Party (APP) president Ignatius Shixwameni, who completed his political science studies in Cuba and has an interest in Afro-Caribbean cultural activities, as well as Pérez's artwork.
This is Pérez's third exhibition in Namibia following his second exhibition 'Riding Soul' which was held at Omba Gallery in April 2015.
Yasiel Palomino Pérez was born in Las Tunas, a town in eastern Cuba, and graduated from the Cuban Academy of Arts of Las Tunas province in 2006.
He exhibited his work in Germany, Italy and Russia between 2006 and 2008.
The exhibition runs until 28 August 2015.