Octavio Cuellar

associate member

I am a sculptor based in Miami. Since I graduated from the Academia de San Alejandro in Havana, Cuba in 1992 I have not stopped improving myself in the techniques of embossing, forging, engraving, welding on noble metals. Human themes such as farewell, loss, mourning, assimilation, longing, joy, beauty and immortality always I’ve tackled them from a humanistic perspective, where symbols, knowledge and stories of ancient cultures are combined. In my work I create human figures where the energy fills the corporeality of the bodies. The inspiration that has motivated and obsessed me in my work have been the concepts of durability and universality of human gestures and expression within a contemporary language, which first causes visual confusion, and then awakens the reflection and mental processes in the viewer who first It allows you to perform introspection, to go in search of the spirituality. One of my greatest accomplishments has been being able to place four sculptures in the Center of the Arts at Miami County Day School, Miami Shores. They are sculptures alluding to arts such as dance, music, photography and theater, which the students enjoy and make them feel proud of their building. It is also a pleasure that collectors like Carlos Slim, the historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal, hotels in Punta Banu, Marbella, and the La Parra's family in Cuernavaca, Mexico own my works. It is an honor for me to appear in the book “Sculpture in Cuba 20th century” by the author Jose Veigas.

associate member

Octavio Cuellar

I am a sculptor based in Miami. Since I graduated from the Academia de San Alejandro in Havana, Cuba in 1992 I have not stopped improving myself in the techniques of embossing, forging, engraving, welding on noble metals. Human themes such as farewell, loss, mourning, assimilation, longing, joy, beauty and immortality always I’ve tackled them from a humanistic perspective, where symbols, knowledge and stories of ancient cultures are combined. In my work I create human figures where the energy fills the corporeality of the bodies. The inspiration that has motivated and obsessed me in my work have been the concepts of durability and universality of human gestures and expression within a contemporary language, which first causes visual confusion, and then awakens the reflection and mental processes in the viewer who first It allows you to perform introspection, to go in search of the spirituality. One of my greatest accomplishments has been being able to place four sculptures in the Center of the Arts at Miami County Day School, Miami Shores. They are sculptures alluding to arts such as dance, music, photography and theater, which the students enjoy and make them feel proud of their building. It is also a pleasure that collectors like Carlos Slim, the historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal, hotels in Punta Banu, Marbella, and the La Parra's family in Cuernavaca, Mexico own my works. It is an honor for me to appear in the book “Sculpture in Cuba 20th century” by the author Jose Veigas.