Fine Art Painting Artist
About me and my background
Jesus Garcia Anido (Chucho), 35. He was born in Havana, Cuba, but since 2009 he lives in the US.
His artistic process begins since he was very young. His grandfather, Guillermo Anido, enhanced his passion for drawing and painting, training him on several techniques of drawing. The Anido family has been for generations a family of well-known artists in the central part of Cuba, in the province of Las Villas.
During his childhood, he made several series of drawings and even participated in drawing competitions in which he was among the top three. In his adolescence, he studied art with a private instructor. Then, in 2002, he joined the Institute of Design in Havana to study Arts and Design. During the five years of study at the Academy, he participated in several exhibitions and art competitions being in first and second places.
After he left Cuba, Chucho lived in Mexico City for one year and, then in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he began a new life. After a couple of years, he moved to Hollywood in Florida and came back to brushes and canvas. At this time, he completed a series of landscapes and conceptual artwork about a somewhat controversial topic for him: the political and emotional situation of Cuba after 50 years of dictatorship and embargo.
On his art, we can appreciate a combination of elements such as past and present, of the new and the old. Working the technique of oil on canvas, he expresses his emotions and feelings about his native country and the impact of the past on people’s psychological state.
Another significant influence of Chucho’s art has been the Renaissance time. He spent months visiting different museums and cathedrals in Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Valencia, Seville, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Venice, Florence, Vatican, Rome, and Athens. The traveling impregnated his art with the perfectionist and dedicated style of that time. Chucho likes to recreate on the small details that sometimes only God would look at it, but he spends time on each line, as it would be by itself a magnificent piece of art.
Currently, Chucho lives in the city of Davie, in Florida. There has his art studio at home where his works continuously express himself through lines, shapes, and colors. So far, he sells his work to private art collectors through his website and other platforms online and in person.
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