pedroso castillo misleidys

(1985)

Misleidys Castillo Pedroso was born in 1985 near Havana, Cuba. Since she was born unable to speak or communicate by traditional means, the artist has developed her own visual language – consisting of colourful figures resembling bodybuilders, mythological creatures, demons and individual body parts. The bright gouache works on cardboard are then cut out and installed on the wall of her house with pieces of adhesive tape. The figures and body parts vary enormously in size, but are of consistent aesthetic sensitivity and quality. Her works have been shown in the exhibition “Flying High: Women Artists of Art Brut” at the Kunstforum Vienna in 2019 and will be presented in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo this year.