These pieces speak about me – of happy parts and not so happy parts of my life, from the “landscapes of my memories” as I call this present series of my work. The balls of wicker that my grandmother filled every corner of the house with when she made baskets, the little wilds of our backyard where I entertained myself trapping crabs when we lived in Mariel and where my grandparents pulled up the brush to make charcoal and live, the birds that caged or free lived there with me.
The three banks: my life was shared in three houses: the paternal or maternal grandparents and my parents
Osmeivy Ortega was born in 1980. He has received an Honorable Mention at the Encuentro Nacional de Grabado, Havana, Cuba in 2013, and a Special Recognition of Tamarind Institute of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA in 2004. He was Artist in Residence at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA. His works are part of the collections of Cleveland University Museum, Cleveland, OH, USA; Fundación AMBA, Brasil; Private Collections in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, USA, Turkey, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Norway, Portugal, China, and UK.