Joherms Quiala Brooks
Joherms Quiala Brooks, was born in 1970 in Guantanamo, Cuba. This gifted young artist shows an unabashed admiration for Salvador Dali. However, Quiala’s style is different. His Cuba is tropical, the colors brilliant and beautiful, violent and sensual. His energetic characters exhibit strength, humor, and refreshing openness; his use of the sun and light in general often results in translucent background colors of vivid blues, greens and yellows.
One of his series shows us the “coca-lization” of civilization, which influences the spirit, thought processes and our personal conduct. The idolized, mercenary “wish objects” hang in the air above his subjects, creating and intricate dance of blending colors.
Quiala has participated in solo and group expositions both in his country and abroad. At the International Festival of humor in Belgium he won first prize. One of his paintings was presented to the Pope as a gift for the Vatican Collection of Art.