Douglas Perez Castro

"Poderes" Contemporary Realistic Figurative Red Toned Social Commentary Painting 2013





Black and red toned realistic acrylic painting by Cuban artist Douglas Perez Castro. The painting features a fictional scene of a black female figure serving food to a white couple set against a large poster pointing to the dramatic realities of discrimination. The poster text reads "Poder Negro" and "Poder Blanco." Signed, titled, and dated on reverse. Currently hung in a highly carved gold frame.

Artist Biography

Douglas Perez Castro is a Cuban artist who adapts real-life picture of economic, social and cultural life on the island of his birth with care, irony, and humor. "In doing so, he appropriates the iconography and techniques of the Cuban avant-garde of the mid-19th century but also of the 17th-century Dutch masters. As he himself as expressed it, this means that he transports and establishes himself between his own Cuban history and the history of art." Works such as Troyano, Picazzo, La República Habanera and La Ciudad de las Oportunidades have a powerful visual load due to their content and their relationship with fiction, just as well as his older and more recent pieces. Castro's work is not only limited to the historical but gives way to the society today with an alienated reality.

Dimensions With Frame

H: 26.88 in x W: 34.25 in x D: 2.13 in

Dimensions Without Frame

H: 19.75 in x W: 27.13 in