Maikel Sotomayor, born on 23 Dec 1989 in Havana, Cuba, completed his four-year studies at the National Academy of Arts in 2008. San Alejandro, Havana. He lives and works in Havana. His neo-expressionist paintings all revolve around the theme of 'travel and nature'. He finds his images outside in the intact nature and transcends them into his colors and forms. He thus manifests his dream and longing of travelling directly on the canvas. His play with light and shadow, the targeted use of light in his mostly large-format paintings, is masterful. His feeling for colours, harmonious or rich in contrast, complete his great artistic talent. He is undoubtedly one of Cuba's young and wild up-and-coming artists with a great future ahead of him!