I present to you an unlimited and original artist, who moves away from the conventional - whatever it is - that sees the beating of time and the vital rhythm in a personal way: Hilda Vidal, for whom expressionism is an internal force, a compass that has marked the way down the paths of bolder creativity.
To walk the gaze by her tactile creations is to undertake a trip by strange places, and to walk by immense avenues in which we can stumble with faces, events, places, seasons, memories and also many surprises. It is thus, before each new figure or space that she makes us visit, the pupil dances with admirations. We arrive at a singular path that may seem familiar and at the same time strange and different. And then we question: are they Silhouettes? Appearances? Realities? Fictions? A Mirage? ... It has the capacity and intelligence to motivate us with a different painting, not only with the look, but with the mind. She brings to the skin what we carry inside, and is able to make with shapes and colors, a portrait of human magma. Within the mystery in which she tames her paintings emerges a poetry that excites the senses. A sort of pure stratum, that gets to shape feelings, facts and experiences. There, in the depths of her creations the word becomes color and form to shudder in every line. A KALEIDOSCOPIC CHARACTER...
The wise use of color is added to these qualities. This, naturally rich, is always just in his fidelity to the real. If we make an x-ray of his pictorial work we will discover that color has an effective role in it. Gathers in the fabric or cardboard the most varied tones, mixing them in an unprecedented way, in the end, give birth to a special magic that catches the pupils. No less central is her brushstroke, her execution. She reaffirms in every pictorial gesture the passion for painting, for painting itself. - Article by Toni Piñeda
Hilda Vidal was born in Havana, Cuba. From an early age she manifested her interest for painting. She has developed various art forms including painting, drawing, design, sculpture, collage and papier maché. During the 60s she worked as a costumer and fashion designer at the Lyceum of Havana. In 1973 she met the master Manuel Vidal, who became her partner as well as her painting teacher. Since then she has had many personal and collectives exhibitions in Cuba and many other countries. The figurative expressionism work of Hilda is characterized by a very define personality where pictorial color is applied playing its own leading role.
ACADEMIC LEVEL 1959- Graduate in Bachelor of Arts in Trilles´s Institute of La Havana. 1961- Graduate in Costume design and interior design in Lily's American Academy in Havana, Cuba 1961- Graduate in Study Scenery and costume design for theater in the Harlequin room in Havana.
INSTITUTIONS: Member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). Member of the International Association of Artists (ASIAP).
FAIRS: 2016: Affordable Art Fair, Brussels. 2014: Volta, Switzerland. 2005 - Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canadian. 1995: International Art Fair World Trade Center in Sala Olmeca Mexico City.