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Norberto Marrero

  • Cuban artist ARTempoCuba Norberto-Marrero

    Permanencia y deseo (Permanence and Desire)

    2011. Chalcography on cardboard. 50 x 70 cm. Horn Collection, Australia; Private Collection, Mexico
  • Cuban artist ARTempoCuba Norberto-Marrero

    A Walk in the Night, Imaginary Series Dürer

    2011. Chalcography on cardboard. 50 x 70 cm. Horn Collection, Australia; Private Collection, Mexico
  • Cuban artist ARTempoCuba Norberto-Marrero

    Una vez comprometidos nuestros sueños (Once Committed Our Dreams)

    2010. Woodcut on cardboard. 140 x 40 cm.

Norberto Marrero's Statement

My work reflects a poetic image that offers commentary about power, gender relations and social class. All this through metaphors where society is shown as a large theatrical stage. The critical sense of my work comes from the use of character types such as the king, the jester, the harlot, and androgynous characters where the nude, eroticism and humor all play fundamental roles. My most recent work use significant moments in art history, especially related to engraving: Japanese prints with the figure of the geisha, and the legendary Rhino Dürer. All this in the midst of a philosophical and poetic context where reflections about existence, dreams, sexuality, and dissimilar paths are left open to interpretation by the viewer.

About Norberto Marrero

Norberto Marrero was born in 1966. He has been Artist in Residence at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, and  at Mast Art College, Boston, USA. His works are part of Horn Collection, Australia and Private Collection, Guerrero, México.

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