Wifredo Lam | TateShots



Wifredo Lam was born in Cuba in 1902 of mixed heritage, and pursued a successful artistic career on both sides of the Atlantic. He was closely associated Pablo Picasso and members of the surrealist movement like André Breton. In this film the artist’s son recounts his father’s story and shares his memories.

His work poetically addresses themes of social injustice, nature and spirituality, and was greeted internationally with both consternation and acclaim. A witness to twentieth-century political upheaval throughout his long career – including the Spanish Civil War and the onset of World War II – Lam defined a new and unique way of painting for a post-colonial world. Lam’s work now brings a historical perspective to contemporary issues.

Find out more about Wifredo Lam: https://goo.gl/Mdexo1

The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam was at Tate Modern, 14 September 2016 – 8 January 2017: http://goo.gl/zFSbqa

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