Alicia de la Campa

"In 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 the world.

In 2003, she took part in the 8th Havana Biannual and is currently a Professor of Art at San Alejandro Art Academy, Havana.

The 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