José A. Toirac

José Toirac is a Cuban artist specializing in painting, drawing, and installation. He studied in the Escuela Elemental de Artes Plásticas in Havana, Cuba. Between 1981-1985 he studied Painting in the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” . José A. Toirac was a member from 1988 to 1992 of the artistic group Grupo ABTV. In 1996 he also participated in the Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC), in Paris, France and in 1997 he was one of the selected artists  in the Urasoe Museum, Okinawa; Tokyo. Toirac participated in the exhibit  in Havana, Pittsburgh, and New York City.
He draws imagery and subject matter from historical sources, mass media, and the arts. His work questions these sources and their manipulation, encouraging viewers to think critically about political and social issues.
Toirac speaks clearly about the Cuban experience, while also exploring questions which are universally relevant. Through his incisive, courageous works, he compels us to examine vital issues relating to history, the media, and cultural identity.

Exhibition at Soft Art House Gallery, Toronto, Canada; in the framework of alucinARTe Festival.