Mearson Daniel Zafra Pérez

Mearson Daniel Zafra Pérez is a Cuban painter, better known as Zafra Zafra is known for his unique abstract paintings inspired by indigenous Taino petroglyphs found in the caves of eastern Cuba. Like most Cubans, Zafra is of mixed ancestry - among his ancestors were Spanish Jews, Filipinos, Africans and Tainos. However, it is the Taino culture in particular that haunts and inspires his work. In his artist statement he writes - "An animal can become plant, a plant in the animal. A man can become plant, animal or vice versa. In my work, I reflect upon the invention of myth as a result of the accumulation of historical recovery, which reaches my conscience in various ways. ... more on Wikipedia

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