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Josvedy Jove (El Sirio),
 
Josvedy Jove (El Sirio), "Ira/Mentira" crayon, pen on paper, side 1      [ Buy ]

Outsider Art from Cuba/Cuban Art Brut

Nicknamed “El Sirio”, Josvedy Jove was oxygen-deprived at birth which led to learning disabilities, paranoia and hallucinations.During his young adulthood he started writing and drawing in notebooks, covering every inch of every page with images and dense text controlled by a unique calligraphy and accompanied by symbols and references known only to him. The stories he depicts are made-up fantasies and legends where real historical events are transformed into versions allowing their creator to assume different roles: he becomes a member of European royalty (“Prince of England”) who speaks dozens of languages, a Nobel prize winner, a scientist, an inventor, and so on. His most recent works combining pastel crayon drawings with crowded text written with ballpoint pen are double-sided, his drawings and enigmatic observations covering both sides of the notebook pages he works on. The pages are now numbered, part of a real or imaginary series that continues to unfold.

Josvedy Jove (El Sirio), "Ira/Mentira" crayon, pen on paper, side 1
Josvedy Jove (El Sirio) "Ira/Mentira", crayon, pen on paper, side 2
Josvedy Jove "El Sirio" crayon,ballpoint pen on paper, "#15/16" side 1
Josvedy Jove "El Sirio" crayon,ballpoint pen on paper, "#15/16" side 2
Pavel Alvarez, "Caracter Socialista", paint on canvas
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