Marcos Antonio Guerrero Herrera – Cuba
An introduction to the work and life of the artist Marcos Antonio Guerrero
From a very young age, Marcos Antonio has questioned the commonly accepted notion of reality, based on his experience of parallel worlds. When diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia as a youth, his world became even more complex and multiple realities became an inseparable part of his daily life. Confronted by the barriers imposed by his condition, he began to use drawing as a useful means of communication.
He started out using small sheets of paper to sketch spaceships, detailing each of their parts and different mechanisms. Over time his drawings became larger and more complex, depicting alien cities and galactic systems. He recounts how he acquired this vast knowledge through his close encounters with extraterrestrial beings and multiple abductions. He is fascinated by these civilizations’ advanced technologies and seeks to make these details accurate in his drawings. Marcos Antonio’s draughtsmanship is very intense, and his drawings express remarkable energy with their exceptional use of colour and bold lines.
Marcos Antonio has been a member of the Art Brut Project Cuba since 2013.