Alexis Leyva Machado (Kcho)

Alexis Leyva Machado (Kcho) (Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, 1970) is one of the most recognized contemporary Cuban artists both nationally and internationally. Perhaps because of his double condition as an islander, emigration has been one of the central topics in his visual production. The journey and its intervals, the means used by man to begin the journey and the consequences of leaving for another place are erected as thematic derivations expressed through drawing, installation, painting, sculpture...
 
His works constitute a kind of collage in which objects found or created by his own hand are mixed, revealing the influence of art povera, minimalism and conceptual art. Critical sense, sharp and sincere reflection can be appropriate sentences to catalogue the work of Kcho, who without losing his desire for renewal is currently immersed in a community project called Romerillo, created to bring art closer to the people.
 
 

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Alexis Leyva Machado (Kcho) (Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, 1970) is one of the most recognized contemporary Cuban artists both nationally and internationally. Perhaps because of his double condition as an islander, emigration has been one of the central topics in his visual production. The journey and its intervals, the means used by man to begin the journey and the consequences of leaving for another place are erected as thematic derivations expressed through drawing, installation, painting, sculpture...
 
His works constitute a kind of collage in which objects found or created by his own hand are mixed, revealing the influence of art povera, minimalism and conceptual art. Critical sense, sharp and sincere reflection can be appropriate sentences to catalogue the work of Kcho, who without losing his desire for renewal is currently immersed in a community project called Romerillo, created to bring art closer to the people.