Nelson Dominguez: new sculpture mural in Las Tunas
National Fine Arts Award Laureate, Cuban artist Nelson Dominguez, and three sculptors from eastern Las Tunas, began to cast the ceramic pieces of a mural scheduled to be unveiled in that city on August 24th.
Dominguez’s project, which started in Ciego de Avila where he was hospitalized, is aimed at creating artistic spaces in health institutions free of charge. The Cuban painter and sculptor set up a mural at the Ciego de Avila hospital and left a collection of ceramic pieces, an initiative that has been replicated in other sites in Cienfuegos, Havana and now in Tunas, a province where he presented the project during the opening of its traveling exhibit Self-portrait in June.
Located at the Ernesto Guevara General Teaching Hospital, the work of art is in cooperation with local artists Alexis Roselló, Jesús Vega (Chucho) and Manuel Montero, members of Las Tunas fine arts avant-garde movement in that city, known as the Capital of Cuban Sculpture. Dominguez says that the project enables people to get closer to fine arts, local artists to exchange with renowned colleagues and recognizes the human work by health professionals.
The mural’s opening is part of activities to close the artist’s traveling exhibition on display at three galleries in the city’s historic section, showing Dominguez’s most recent work in different formats, styles and materials.