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PEDRO PABLO OLIVA

His critical view of the socio-political situation was visible, especially through his paintings where public figures of the Cuban political establishment began to appear. Problems such as the lack of electricity and the general frustrations found their way into his works. He brought in the popular character “Pepito”, the mischievous and outspoken kid who is always running into trouble. The repressive nature of the Cuban regime forced the people to look for an alternative way to express their frustration. The solution was to create this character, Pepito, and to put words in his mouth. Pepito became the vox populi and the thermometer of people’s opinion.

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