Roberto FABELO


   In 1999 the Mexican printmaking publisher Ramón Carvallo (RIP) invited to Fabelo to be part of his collection of limited edition projects of large-size prints. In those years the Cuban artist Luis Miguel Valdés was preparing the opening of his printmaking workshop with large presses in Mexico City, named La Siempre Habana. That was the perfect moment to connect those friends, Fabelo and Valdés, two Cuban artists who studied together in National School of Arts in Havana in the 60’s.
   This first work, “Dream of Mermaid”, was the large piece conceived. And it was using “wax-graph”, an uncommon technique that let the artist to feel free drawing in a copper plate like a paper. The piece shows us a giant and beautiful mermaid, expressing that mermaids has dreams with the sailors too. And there is several details on the piece: the face of the mermaid is a portrait of his wife Suyú, in the ships we can find out the names of his sons, in the seawall a self portrait of Fabelo, and more. That was the beginning of several projects that Fabelo made in La Siempre Habana. And there are more coming soon. All that pieces have been acquired by several collections.