Julien Cardenal Romero
Julien Cardinal Romero was born on July 26, 1976, in Matanzas, Cuba. He fled to Panama City at the age of 35, fleeing the dictatorship that has oppressed his country for more than 60 years. He sought refuge in Panama City, where he spent ten years.
In Panama, Julien participated in a variety of artistic events, winning third place in its national salon in the painting category in 2019. He has always dedicated himself to art. He enrolled in his city's Higher Pedagogical Institute in 1994 and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Plastic Education. In 2001, Julien enrolled in his city's Roberto Diago professional art school and graduated in 2004 as a Professional Technician in Plastic Arts.
During his student years, Julien was able to meet people from various generations. He uses a variety of techniques such as oil paints, acrylics, and pastel pens. Influences in his work include modern painting, Cuban cinema poster artist, African art, expressionism, and surrealism.
My name is Julien Cardenal Romero. I am a Cuban artist. My work is a personal journey where the answers sometimes come before the questions in the form of art. Through my work, I study myself, my conflicts, and my internal struggle and I employ art as a tool, as well as its history and influences. I use modern art, expressionism, surrealism, African art, Cuban movie posters, Ukiyo-e, and abstract expressionism as tools.