• Sculpture of wooden sticks, cardboard and rags painted with acrylic, 89 x 23 x 55 cm, 2016
  • Mixed media, 86 x 29 x 33 cm, 2011
  • Sculpture of wooden sticks and rags, 72 x 18 x 17 cm, 2011
  • Sculpture of wooden sticks and rags, 46 x 11 x 10 cm, 2015
  • Sculpture of wooden sticks, cardboard and rags, 44 x 25 x 13 cm, 2012
  • Graphite on brown paper, 105 x 78 cm, 2011
  • Sculpture of wooden sticks and rags, 210 x 160 x 80 cm, 2014
  • Graphite on brown paper, 145 x 45 cm, 2012
  • Sculpture of wooden sticks, cardboard and rags, 500 x 100 x 60 cm, 2012
  • Sculpture of wooden sticks, cardboard and rags, 160 x 70 x 23 cm, 2014
  • Sculpture of wooden sticks and rags painted with acrylic, 40 x 60 x 16 cm, 2012
  • Graphite and color pencil on brown paper, 300 x 100 cm, 2012
Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara
Havana, 1987

He is a bachelor in civil construction technician's school. Later he got the bachelor's degree in Sport Education but started working making handcrafted products. During his childhood he lived in an urban community with a social underprivileged situation, which has been a significant influence in all his work. He began creating sculptures using remnant and pieces of wood and metal. Usually, he uses materials he finds in collapsed buildings and in the garbage containers. He combines all these recycled elements in a singular way to create human forms, animals and characters of comic books. His work involves an ironical social and political criticism. He has made interventions in popular public spaces, displaying some of his art works to be seen by all people without asking any permits and hence, in defiance of the regulations at his country.
Main Exhibitions
2016. New Outsider Art from Cuba. Gallery C. Dubuque, USA.
2015. 1srt Asuncion Biennial. Asunción, Paraguay.
2015. Pictures in My Mind. Commenoz Gallery. Key Biscayne, USA.
2015. 7 Seven. Outsider Cuban Artists. Ideobox Gallery. Miami, USA.
2015. Outsider Art. Selections from the NAEMI Art Collection. Miami International Airport. Miami, USA.
2015. New Outsider Art from Cuba. Lehigh University Museum. Pennsylvania, USA.
2014. Echoes of the unconscious. Embassy of Spain in Cuba. Havana, Cuba.
2014. Outsider 2. RIERA STUDIO. Havana, Cuba.
2013. New Outsider Art from Cuba. Cultural Spanish Center in Miami. Miami, USA.
2013. Chopping of Sex. Cristo Salvador Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
2012. Recycling and Resistance: Pirate art. Luz y Oficios Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
2012. Inventory 132. Foundation Ludwig of Cuba. Havana, Cuba.
2011. Heroes do not weigh. Teodoro Ramos Blanco Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
2010. Clinging to the difference. Hostelry St. Miguel. Havana, Cuba.
2009. The beginning. Origenes Gallery. Havana, Cuba.