KADIR LOPEZ

 

Kadir Lopez Nieves was born 1972 in Las Tunas, a provincial Cuban town.  Lopez overlays “remaindered” 1950’s American signage with translucent images to capture, preserve and convey his take on post 1950’s historical events and anecdotes.  The results are multidimensional creations bound in the context of time and influence with a unique blend of homeland relic and memory.  The signs are old, battered, and on occasion even have bullet holes.  Kadir then paints, draws, or prints historic images of Cuba onto the worn signs, purposely utilizing ceramic paints, resins or enamels to create transparent images that float on top of, instead of concealing, the sign support.