New York , New York
Cuban artist Eric Alfaro paints vibrant landscapes and stirring portraits with a contemporary impressionist style. Eric was born in Moscow while his parents worked there, and the family lived in Russia until he was ten years old. After returning to Cuba, Eric showed an affinity for art. He studied painting and drawing at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro," the country's oldest and most prestigious art school. Despite his education, he says the path to developing his work has been long and complicated. "I began my studies in Cuba, a country full of obstacles and challenges," explains Eric. He focused on presenting his art on several social media networks looking for outside opportunities. His efforts paid off when an American company took notice of his paintings and helped him move to Miami on a talent visa in 2020. Today, he spends nearly all his time painting, looking at references, and thinking about his next project. His art has been exhibited around the world, including at the Havana Biennial, the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Paratissima Art Fair in Torino, Italy.