Samonte was admitted into the prestigious Academia San Alejandro, followed by the rigorous Insituto Superior de Arte in Havana. He paints with his brother Ricardo in a style that ressembles magical photo-realism, depicting the lush landscape, flora and fauna around his native Cuba. Samonte seeks to convey the need for creating a harmonious relationship between man and nature, and his love for his country is eminently displayed in his compositions. Samonte has exhibited his paintings at the Edificio Jerusalem in Havana, as well as in numerous galleries throughout Cuba.
His minute depiction of the luxuriant foliage and trees reflected in the the luminous body of water, transports the viewer into a serene, landscape. Samonte's nuanced coloration of the evenly applied pigments contributes to the vibrancy of the pictorial surface. underlying the artist's virtuosic command of technique and composition.
Cuban Artist (1991 -)
Oil on canvas
23.5 x 31 in.