Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Angel Boligán

From National Traveller.

Angel Boligán creates thought-provoking works with a touch of sadness and surrealism.

We could call Boligán a “versatile cartoonist”, since his work consists of excellent cartoon editorials, remarkable caricatures and small comic strips of great quality. His talent, though, is mainly reflected in his humorous drawings. He is dealing with everyday issues – love and disappointment, ecology, religion, speculation, new technologies and corruption. With his subtle humour and great capacity for synthesis and with his original and sophisticated work, Boligán is a brilliant artist.

Born in a land surrounded by dreams, frustrations and sometimes nightmares. A land of intense social and political life experiences, Cuba gave Boligán the sense of socialism, a fact that would later lead him to regard the capitalist world with more wisdom and consistency, making him an observer of surprising maturity. 

In 1992 he left Cuba for Mexico, but it is only since 2000 that his talent has begun to conquer the world: he participated in major international exhibitions, winning several prestigious awards; he collaborated with several international journals (especially with Courrier International, Paris), and he recently started using systematically the internet in order to disseminate his work.

Since the beginning of the century he has started conquering Europe (Portugal, Spain, Greece, Norway, Turkey and France among other countries), China, the United States and Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and, of course, Mexico and Cuba). He is, therefore, a cartoonist who belongs to the 21th Century.

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