Danilo Vinardell
Mixed Media

Artistic work is a recreation of all that relates to the urban habitat. Taking my environment as the source of my inspiration, I begin with the architectural spaces in which time inevitably has left its mark. An imprint rough, deep, lacerating, that obliterates and deteriorates, while at the same time creates other spaces.

In principle, I used the specific elements that characterize our architecture, as reasons. Mainly inherited from the colony, to this day it feeds into the facades, parks, plazas and interiors of the entire Island (Cuba). Although in the same way that I have accumulated real images of buildings and streets throughout the city, I tried to savor every corner, inquire into its spirit: to feel, beyond what is seen. The city is destroyed, time does not slow its pace; man forgets that necessity cures and frees one from malady. It's a power struggle relationship, where those that have, dodge, and those that come behind merely survive.

My artwork is the result of all this, I cannot escape the relentless abandonment of humankind to what has given them shelter. On the other hand, I also cannot escape the true maternal instinct of these structures, although helpless, still host in silence, humanity in need of protection. The oddity being that this exchange benefits both parties. Any of our neighborhoods can scream for help yet they breathe life, laughter, tears and joy. Much sadder are the empty spaces, holes and cavities that also flood the streets. My art also speaks to this.