Alejandro Leyva is a Cuban-born painter based in Miami, Florida.
He graduated from the Vocational School Luis Casas Romero in 1985 and attended the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro in Havana, Cuba specializing in painting in 1995, and also received training in ceramics, design and photography in 1996.
Since then, Leyva has participated in 10 solo shows, and in 40 collective exhibitions from throughout the world and his work is included in selected private collections in Mexico, Panama, the U.S., Cuba, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, France and Portugal.
Leyva’s works are the product of his reflections on society, and the aggregates that depict an antagonism between the patterns of accepted external beauty and of his own personal experiences.
“I describe my work as poetry, an expression of emotions in an imaginative way which allows me to paint with instinctive and volatile feelings, to capture these and connect with the viewer in any possible way.”