Behind The History
In this painting, the artist proposes to revisit history. There are several references to the Cuban communist regime, including the portrait of Fidel Castro, which appears on a poster like a portrait of criminals taken before their incarceration.
Just to the left is a sign that reads “Strictly No Revolution” on the front door. Strangely, the children hold a snail hanging on balloons. For the artist, this surrealist scene can be interpreted as a collective concern, perceptible even in childhood, about the future of a country emerging from the communist regime. The closed doors symbolize Castro’s legacy to the young population, while the snail refers to the lethargic slowness that mobilizes the country who wants to enter a new era. The artist wants to testify about the absurdity of the situation, because having herself lived through a communist regime in Romania, she realises that any transition to a new political system does not guarantee changes, as if the limits of the transition would have been set a long time ago.
24" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas