19 August 2015
The Plaza de la Cultura hosts these days a special exhibition on Matthew McCarthy, a young Jamaican illustrator and painter, who in collaboration with Nanook, a community of independent artists from Jamaica, conveys the spirit of the youth of this country through paintings, illustrations and posters.
Jamaica and Africa are the threads of this exhibition, which reflects scenes from daily life in these countries, their traditions and culture, through portraits of women, couples and characters dressed in tribal costumes. The exaltation of reggae as a lifestyle and the expression or exposure of military conflicts are some of the other issues addressed in these works.
Every tuesday, these painters meet at the headquarters of Nanook, located in Jamaica, to exploit their art with the help of music. The pieces reflect the frustration and dreams of a generation that expresses through art everything it can not put into words. A cry for freedom with a common goal: to create a peace revolution.
Raquel Batalla y Alba Calvo