Santiago de Cuba, 1960
Orestes Gaulhiac was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1960. He graduated from Havana’s Escuela Nacional de Diseño in 1980. The artist is a member of Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC).Gaulhiac is considered one of the preeminent Cuban Contemporary Art masters, and has had a number of one-man gallery shows since the late 1980’s. Currently represented by RDZ fine Art in coral Gables, Florida, Orestes has also had shows at the Galería Castillo Mayor in Lisbon, Portugal; Galería Jose Antonio Jimenez de las Cuevas in Puebla, Mexico; Casa de la Cultura Pirámide in Mexico City, Mexico; and the Galería Robert Saavedra in Los Angeles, California. He has also participated in several group shows internationally. He is currently exhibiting his Light & Space series at RDZ Fine ArtKings, queens, counts and countesses, dukes and duchesses, deities, virgins, mythological heroes, and, of course, buffoons all inhabit Gaulhiac’s forbidden universe where he creates new relations between the rulers and the powerful on one hand and their subjects on the other.