José Emilio Fuentes Fonseca (JEFF) uses children’s idiom and iconography to establish an adult discourse, touching upon issues and themes crucial and important to human life. Working around the edges, the edges between laughter, pleasure, sorrow, pain, life, death, politics, religion, he makes the idea fundamental and the means of expression are subject to this.
Year of First Sale: 1995
2012: Beca de Creación del Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Hans Georg Näder Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Francessco Pellizzi, USA; Holly Block, USA; and Andreas Winker, Switzerland/Cuba.