Orestes Gaulhiac

Orestes  Gaulhiac
An internationally acclaimed painter and ceramist, Orestes Gaulhiac is recognized for his diversity in style and technique. Influenced by his modest roots growing up in the surrounding countryside of Santiago de Cuba, Gaulhiac's works reflect an appreciation for the simple, natural elements of life as well as various "states of spirit" he believes we all experience. Gaulhiac delves into the complexities of modern-day life by bestowing human qualities on fish, birds and animals. Folklore comes alive in recognizable, yet redefined renderings of rural scenes populated with animals, plants, fruit, dolls and circus acts. His playful universe celebrates the grandeur of animals and nature altogether. In addition, Gaulhiac's borderless universe incorporates kings, queens, deities, virgins, mythological heroes, and clowns. His presentation of intertwined and overlapping figures takes his characters outside of class. Gaulhiac explores slanted, improbable relationships between rulers
Featured Piece
Orestes  Gaulhiac El beso de la mujer luna

El beso de la mujer luna
The kiss of the moon lady
- Acrylic on canvas 2018
30 x 30 in

Orestes  Gaulhiac El Trofeo (The trophy)
El Trofeo
The Trophy
Acrylic on canvas   2008
27 x 31 in
Orestes  Gaulhiac Untitled
Luna Cavalgando
Moon riding the horse
Monotype   2016
30 x 22.25 in
Orestes  Gaulhiac Untitled
Watercolor on paper   2016
11 x 14 in
Orestes  Gaulhiac Untitled clown
Untitled (clown)
Watercolor on paper   2016
15 x 11 in
Orestes  Gaulhiac El Tardia De Lesbia
El Jardín de Lesbia
The Garden of Lesbia
Acrylic on canvas   2014
26.25 x 31.5 in
Orestes  Gaulhiac Untitled
No es Tan Feroz el Toro
The Bull Is Not So Ferocious
Acrylic on paper   2013
27 x 35 in
Orestes  Gaulhiac Un Turista en la Habana A Tourist in Havana
Un Turista en la Habana
(A Tourist in Havana)
Acrylic on canvas   2017
24 x 20 in
Orestes  Gaulhiac Untitled
Acrylic on canvas board   2010
18 x 24 in