de la Campa
the mirrors of the water,
slowly paint those quick apparitions"
- Octavio Paz
Alicia Maria de la Campa Paz was born 1966 in Havana,
Cuba and graduated from the San Alejandro Art Academy, Havana.
Her work has been shown in both personal and collective exhibits
in Japan, Spain, the U.S., Mexico, Chile, France, Belgium,
Brasil and was aquired into private collections from all over
In 2003, she took part in the 8th Havana Biannual and is currently
a Professor of Art at San Alejandro Art Academy, Havana.
images are always there, without movement but can spread without
notice, no need to look for them on the backside of the mirror.
They always find me when I trespass in silence this crystallised
surface that separates reality from dreams. Navigating at
night in inner darkness, they appear. I can look at them with
eyes closed and I remember their ancient language, strange
creatures that try to capture my attention, faces illuminated
by mistery, their eyes look at me with expectancy, my hands
can feel their winged fins. Blood is circulating with strange
force under the calm surface... they circle me, smiling mockingly
when they see me standing next to the easel. I can hear their
sounds of silence, their fluid steps reaching towards the
shining light of the canvas.
-Alicia de la Campa