The artist Jesus Garcia Anido (Chucho) was born on December 1st, 1983 in Havana, Cuba. His artistic process begins since he was very young. His maternal grandfather, Guillermo Anido enhanced his passion for drawing and painting, training him on several techniques of pencil drawing. The Anido family has been for generations a family of well-known artists in the central part of Cuba, in the province of Las Villas.
During his childhood, he made several series of drawings and even participated in several drawing competitions in which he was among the top three. In his adolescence, he studied art with private instructors. Then he joined the Institute of Design in Havana to study Arts and Design. During the five years of study at the Academy, he participated in several exhibitions and art competitions being in first and second place. After he left Cuba, Chucho lived in Mexico City for a year and a half, at that time was mainly devoted to graphic design.
Then, he moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he began a new life that will give a boost to his career as an artist. In PA, he mainly on landscape painting inspired by the unfamiliar and cold views in that part of the county. After a couple of years, he moved to Hollywood in Florida, where he settled for more than four years and came back to brushes and canvas. At this time, he completed a series of landscapes and conceptual artwork about a somewhat controversial topic for him: the political and emotional situation of Cuba after 50 years of dictatorship and embargo.
On his art, we can appreciate a combination and contrast of elements such as past and present, of the new and the old. Working the technique of oil on canvas, he expresses his emotions and feelings about his native country and the impact of the past on people’s psychological state. This topic gave him the opportunity to participate in a joint exhibition with other artists in the “Cremata” Gallery on 8th Street in Miami.
Another relevant influence of Chucho’s art has been the Renaissance time. Especially, after his 3-months trip to Europe, he had the pleasure to enjoy that type of art in cities. He visited many museums and cathedrals in Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Valencia, Seville, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Venice, Florence, Vatican, Rome and Athens.
This trip impregnated his art with the perfectionist and dedicated style of that time. Chucho likes to recreate on the small details that sometimes only God would look at it, but he spends time on each line, as it would be by itself a magnificent piece of art.
Currently, Chucho lives in the city of Davie, Florida. There has his art studio at home where his works continuously express himself through lines, shapes and colors. So far, he has sold some of his work to private art collectors, and currently looking for a broker that could in charge of promoting and selling his artwork.