José Rodríguez Fuster (born August 1946 in Villa Clara , Cuba) is a Cuban naive artist specializing in ceramics, painting, drawing, engraving, and graphic design . The first thing you will notice when you arrive,is the remarkable similarity to Picasso and Gaudi
This is a most amazing village to see, and a definite must do, on a trip to Cuba. Can you say Instagram ?? Best of all It’s Free. Every inch you step on, lean on or see is a piece of Art. My only regret is not having taken enough money to buy a piece of Art in the many galleries that make up this village.
His work has been put on the same level as Antoni Gaudi , for those who don’t know , he is the Artist who did all the beautiful work in Barcelona. He is a recognized artist.
Fuster who arrived into a depressed little village, worked over 10 years to create this now magical village where he lives. Over 80 houses with amazing murals and domes to suit the personality of his neighbors, this is an entire neighborhood turned into a work of Art.Imagine that at first the villagers where not too keen on the idea. The details are mind boggling. The Artists’ Wall signed and donated by other Cuban artists, a theater and public swimming pools.Someone said ” it must have taken a lot of time to do this” ” yes its one thing we have in Cuba is a lot of time”.
Nowadays, Fuster’s art is a cherished part of Cuban culture and joins the rank of other public artworks such as that of Gaudiin Barcelona . He sponsors this project by the sale of his paintings and ceramics. So bring a little extra cash I am sure you will want to take something home.