Miguel Osorio Martínez , “US”


Miguel Osorio


Image 1

This book has a condom on its cover. Inside the right part of the inside are many broken condoms, on the left a collage of photos and drawings about diseases of sexual transmission.


Image 2

This book has stuck a quick HIV test on its cover. Inside the right side of the inside is a male figure behind a mesh, his face covered. On the left are 5 sheets of glass with drops of blood.


Image 3

This book has stuck a broken locket on its cover. Inside in the right part inside is stuck a photo of the artist as a child. She is covered by a piece of cloth from a personal clothing of the artist. At the top a strip of cloth contains a religious prayer from the Mother of Charity. On the left are three pills that are consumed daily by people with HIV.


Image 4

This book has pasted on its cover the dial of a clock that marks the hour of birth of the artist. Inside on the right side is attached a small photo of the artist’s grandfather. In the interior spine you can see fragments of torn sheets of 1 book. On the left are fragments of various wristwatches and lines drawn on paper.


Image 5

This book has stuck on its cover a small drawing that the artist dedicated to his boyfriend. Inside in the right part of the interior you can see personal notes. At the center of the book is a metal engraving. On the left are several personal remains of the artist’s boyfriend.



General statement


Cuban society has historically been in constant conflict with the so-called lateral sexualities (homosexuals, bisexuals, lesbians, transsexuals). In recent years changes and openings have been established towards these issues; Nevertheless despite this there are prejudices and negative attitudes in the majority of society towards the insertion and acceptance of the so-called otherness, or simply sexuality another. All these issues are indignant to me as a human being and as creator of the 21st century, in which many of these issues, if not completely resolved, at least have a more viable space of social coexistence than in our context. All these conflicts motivate my creation; Trying to resist a whole series of prejudices and censorship that historically limit human sexuality, from my personal point of view I disagree with these macho, reductionist, and stagnant attitudes that still persist in our society, I do not consider fair classifications, my experience and Attitude, assumes sexual differences as natural and inherent in human diversity. Respect and coexistence that should ideally exist; And to which I aspire utopically converting it into material of my work.


Miguel Osorio Martínez
Havana , Cuba

mixed media
25cm x 15 cm x 2mm
12cm x 15cm x 2cm