OCTAVIO IRVING HERNÁNDEZ JIMÉNEZ
(Cuba, b. 1978)
Octavio Irving Hernández Jiménez is Vice-President of the Association of Visual Artists of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists, Professor at San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, and founder of Irving Studio- Gráfica Creativa in Havana, Cuba. Arquetipos explores religious syncretism, the blending of two or more belief systems, a topic central to both Cuban art and daily spiritual practices. Irving utilizes religious symbols in order to strip them of their original significance and imbue them with new meaning. His work has been exhibited throughout throughout Latin America and Europe, as well as in Saudi Arabia, Australia and the United States.