Jorly González Contador was born in Las Tunas, Cuba in 1969 and studied at the Escuela Profesional de Artes in Las Tunas.

He is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in a variety of mediums including photography, painting and conceptual sculptures using found objects; roofing tiles, umbrellas and even drywall tape. His architectural bent is evident in the structural components throughout his work.

"Common texts don’t exist and just there is where the emergence of my painting lives on and is nurtured by almost every trend showed up to the sight; if every painting shown or hung on walls in important centers or in the most humble places SING! in unison, what may happen, I will leave to your own imagination. I allow myself to do this metaphor because the central idea of these creations fluctuates with that lack of rhythm that when heading to contaminate every centimeter of the fabric, the granulated blushes because it doesn’t know what system or trend they have to bear; who knows if when all of them sing, enlightenment will arrive."

His work has been displayed in Cuba, the United States, Germany & Slovakia and is in collections in Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, the United States & Canada.


Jorly currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba.


Red 1, 2017 Acrylic on Canvas 38.5”W x 54.25”H

Red 2, 2018 Acrylic on Canvas 30.75”W x 54.25”H

Healing (Painting for a Boy with Cancer) Acrylic on Activated Charcoal Panel 9 3/4"W x 15 1/2"H

Red 1, 2017 Acrylic on Canvas 38.5”W x 54.25”H