El Palo de la guayaba [Guava Stick], from Serie por diversos conceptos [Miscellaneous]
33.1 cm x 27.7 cm (13 1/16 in. x 10 7/8 in.)
(La Coloma, Pinar de Rio, Cuba, 1956 - )
Latin America, Cuban
Medium and Support:
Pen and ink with water and inkjet transfer
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Fran Magee, 2010
Eduardo Ponjuan is considered among the leading contemporary artists working in Cuba. Ponjuan is interested in recycled materials as a medium for the creation of art. In the works included in Por diversos conceptos, a series of objects are printed on vintage accounting paper intervened by the artist. His drawings have been described as emerging from the lined paper as if an affirmation of the ability for art to overcome restrictions and limitations. In this work Ponjuan illustrates familiar objects in a manner of personifying and bringing life to them.