Joel Jover

Joel Jover Llenderosas (b. 1953, Camaguey, Cuba) graduated from the Camaguey Professional School of Art in 1970. Jover’s works have been included in many solo and group exhibitions at different galleries and museums around the world including the National Museum of Catholic Art and History in New York  and “Visiones 2: New Art from Cuba” at the Indigo Arts Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, United States. His works have been included in several public and private collections. Jover has been honored with numerous national awards including the National Culture Award, the Diploma of Artistic Merit from Havana´s Higher Institute of Art, and most recently the Alejo Carpentier Medal. Jover is a member of the Union Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC). He currently lives and works in Camagüey, Cuba. Jover’s works show his interest in human behavior and have a connection with post avant-garde and Italian expressionism. His visual language, expresses a personal symbolism inspired by primitive cultures and icons of our time. Jovel’s works are characterized by a predominance of grey, black and white colors and often times his works reflect upon religion by integrating Catholic and Afro-Cuban cults’ imagery.