Yunior Hurtado Torres was born on March 16, 1977 in Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba. At the age of 11 he began to study art in different schools and institutions of fine arts in Cuba. At the age of 20, he finished his studies and began his career as a professional.
Since then he has developed his artistic work by participating in events inside and outside his country with more than 40 personal and collective exhibitions. His artwork can be found in private collections in different countries of the world, mainly in Denmark and the USA. He has participated in fairs and cultural events all over the world. It can also be found in different publications such as, Kunst Magazine 2010 # 2, Copenhagen, Poets Artists 2016 # 77 "Chevere" USA, Poets Artists 2016 # 79 "Figurative Painters" USA, American Art Collector 2016 # 134 USA, Fine Art Connoisseur December 2016 USA. Artist Poets 2017 #87 "Woman as a Warrior" USA. American Art Collector 2018 February #148 USA American Art Collector 2023 April #210 USA
Today he continues to practice and develop his work as an artist.
"I am interested in shapes and the figurative, the human being as the center, everything that surrounds and affects him. The moments, expressions and behaviors are elements when conceiving my work."
"The individual as a social entity that interacts with everything that surrounds him, vulnerable to the influences of his sociocultural environment. I am interested in emphasizing moments of the biological behavior of the human being, questioning what we are, where we come from, think and feel. Themes like joy, fragility, strength and character, spontaneity, desire to express etc…"
"The freshness of the moment, the spontaneous, controlling the spaces and the light are the beginning of my work process. I appropriate my reality to translate it into a universal language."
"Figurative painting or a kind of pictorial realism is part of the work that I have inherited from the academy and I feel great in this medium. Likewise, I don't like framing it to a style, rather to a methodology of the process where new ideas and images are submerged."
"Shapes, symbols and writings are elements that I use as a means of semiotic communication with the viewer, creating an approach to attract attention and connection..."