Miami-based artist Darian Rodriguez Mederos is one of the resident artists at the Conde Contemporary Art Gallery in Coral Gables. His attention to detail and pursuit of perfection lead to magnificent, hyperrealistic masterpieces. It’s hard to believe that these paintings are not photos, but oil on canvas.
Nacidos para ser libres (Born to be free) is a 2012 photo series by Juan Carlos Alom depicting Cubans swimming in the ocean. The water they swim in is a paradise away from the reality of communism; the ocean is where they can be free. This ocean, however, is also the only thing standing between them and their chance at freedom as they sit 90 miles away from the United States. American citizenship by political exile was something that existed with almost no legal obstacle for Cubans before the wet foot, dry foot policy ended in 2017. Continue reading