Salvador González Escalona (b. Camaguey, Cuba, 1948) is a world-renowned, self-taught muralist, painter, sculptor and interpreter of Cuban popular culture. Since the early 1990s his work has been exhibited internationally. Salvador is best known for his public art encompassing an array of mixed media in the Callejón de Hamel, located in the Havana neighborhood of Cayo Hueso. His work has been described as a mix of surrealism, cubism and abstract art, immersing the surrounding homes in poetry, motion, and spirituality by drawing inspiration from popular local history & religious traditions. The colors and sounds of ancient Yoruba ritual, combined with the hybrid cultural identities of popular Afro-Cuban society, inspire Salvador’s multidimensional works.
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