El Peso de lo Cotidiano
Most of these paintings belong to a very large series titled “El peso de lo cotidiano”/ The Daily Burden. I started it in 1997 while I was still living in Havana, Cuba. I kept on working on it for a while when I moved to Cleveland. It was laced with humor and political comments about the Cuban reality of the 1990’s. Including ink drawings, small studies on canvas and finish paintings, I completed around 300 works on that series from 1997 to 2001. Unfortunately, I could not take good photographic records of most of them. I apologize for the low quality of these images from this pre-digital period a million years ago. A few of the artwork of this period is still available only at Augusto Fine Art Studio.