Camagüey, a heritage city built with mud (+ Photos)

By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol 

Camagüey, Cuba, Oct 26.- From the base to the roof, the architecture of Camagüey is built with clay. It is something that captures and embraces us, affirmed the ceramist, draftsman and painter Nazario Salazar Martínez, at the opening of his exhibition Periplo along the line, a retrospective of the most representative of his work as a plastic artist.

The collection is made up of a score of pieces, both ceramic and paintings, which represent a synthesis of his six decades of artistic life, which viewers can view at the Ignacio Agramonte Provincial Museum, which houses the second collection of pictorial works in Cuba.

The prestigious creator received a tribute from workers and managers of the institution “for 60 years of artistic life and unconditional support in the protection and dissemination of cultural heritage.”

Eduardo Castillo Saéz, curator of the Periplo project along with the line, assured that “strength and dexterity constitute the platform of an artist of great peculiarity such as Salazar Martínez, whom he described as a teacher and exemplary friend.”

He highlighted that ceramics and painting are sisters of the artist’s tempera, who conditions viewers to see in his “ascending dossier, the meditation that in his jungle-woven images are bent by softness, compositional touch, his accurate and fluid drawing ”.

Meanwhile, Nazario Salazar, expressed emotionally that in his more than six decades as an artist he has been able to reflect in his work – as best as possible – all that environment and history of Camagüey that “surrounds us since we were born and put as an example what we most like. represents: the clay ”. (Photos by the author)(Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)


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