Manual labor is part every moment of my creative process. I have tried to demonstrate the similarity for me between artist and builder. The builder, who performs physical labor in his work, the imperative medium of his work, is a true creator. In that sense, I consider myself a builder of art, and in the best case, I work as a builder of images, because the builder must face the daily chores of creation and action in order to construct. For this reason I think I’m really an art workman, or a builder of artworks. Perhaps this is a legacy bequeathed by my culture in which the spirit of building has always been present.
Gustavo del Valle was born in 1985. He is the recipient of the Prize of La Bienal de Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba in 2005 and the Prize of Salón 5 de Septiembre, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Cienfuegos, Cuba in 2004. His works are part of private collections in USA and Holland.