By: Mercy Ramos / Photos by Courtesy of Pedro Abascal
With three decades of experience as an artist, Rigoberto Mena has sent his paintings to represent Cuba at prestigious international art exhibitions in Berlin, Cologne, Madrid, Brussels, Toronto and Shanghai. His works are also included in top-quality public and private collections worldwide. A simple man, gentle and self-assured, Mena is a typical Cuban conversationalist - he’ll talk at any time - but this talker is surrounded by paintings. His house looks more like a studio; not only are his walls covered by his paintings, but also those of his artist friends, even in the kitchen.