Alan Manuel

Alan Manuel, born in Havana in 1972, studied at the prestigious San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy. Having participated in many exhibitions throughout Cuba, he moved to the States at the turn of the century, where he inadvertently developed a hugely successful career as a decorator of artisan cakes, counting many celebrities among his clients. In 2006, he moved back to Cuba and has again devoted his time to painting, garnering much acclaim for a series of works with religious themes (being a devout Catholic himself). In the last few years, he has explored more political themes, which are expressed through intricate metaphors in his works and sometimes alongside covert religious symbols. His paintings have been placed in a number of important private collections around the world.