Seeing life through Roberto Fabelo´s visionary eyes by Paul Laster
Celebrated as a fne draughtsman from the very onset of his illustrious career in the early-1980s, Roberto Fabelo worked his way into other mediums one step at a time. Often discussed in the context of Old Masters, such as Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco de Goya and Honoré Daumier, the 68-year-old Cuban artist...Read more
Roberto Fabelo’s visionary madness by Danielle Knafo.
Roberto Fabelo’s art mixes various levels of being with eerie precision and symbolic import as he restructures the boundaries between the real and the imagined, treasure and trash, human and animal, angel and demon. As with his graphic art, Fabelo’s sculptural and installation works create a phantasmagorical realm where...Read more
Mythic Magic And Morbid Memory: Roberto Fabelo’s Visionary Fantasies, by Donald Kuspit.
What is one to make of Roberto Fabelo’s wide-ranging art, with its different subject matters—human faces and figures, animals and inanimate objects, sometimes all thrown together, sometimes...?Read more
Exploring the Región Profunda, by Peter Clothier.
A creature, half-dog, half-man, rides with a bird-masked woman and, tucked between them, an elegant, long-necked bird, all three straddling the image of a larger, laterally placed pigeon; these are balanced in...Read more
Fabelo's Anatomy, by James Scarborough.
With good reason, Roberto Fabelo is known as the Daumier of Cuba. His work is daring, bold, and not a little controversial. But it's so well done that you praise its invention and execution more than you condemn any subversive content it might broach...Read more
Fabelo’s Anatomy, Stuart A. Ashman.
The artist Roberto Fabelo, who is widely recognized as the contemporary Cuban Daumier, opens a doorto a world of wonderthrough a series of images depicting beings that come tousfrom a different dimension...Read more
Speaking of recent drawings of Roberto Fabelo, Llilian Llanes.
They say that it was not until the 18th century, when a drawing was first put into a frame, that it was finished and independent dimension was recognized. However, many more years went by...Read more
Our daily jungle, by Leonardo Padura.
A man moves along the streets of a neighborhood in Havana with a gigantic hog that follows him as if it were a dog or his younger son. The animal, with whitish skin, is a stud, the owner of some huge and valuable balls. As they stroll, man...Read more
Overflows, by Caridad Blanco.
It was in 1988 that Roberto Fabelo for the first time presented a solo show at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba. He made his way in those halls with a group of drawings spread out as a dynamic installation...Read more