Andres Conde, the son of a political prisoner, was uprooted from Cuba as a child, and brought to Miami via Madrid, Spain in 1983, where he went on to graduate from the University of Miami. An expressionist with a penchant for graphic art, Conde mitigates the feeling of displacement by depicting historic examples of Cuban iconography in his work. Having grown tired of the imagery coming out of the Cuban exiled community and diaspora at large, the artist has turned his focus to pre-revolutionary Cuba. He is currently engaged in producing two series aimed at highlighting the best of times in his homeland, rather than, as he sees it, the worst. "Dias de un Futuro Pasado" / "Days of Future Passed" : This series is anchored in the twenty year period from 1920-1940 and focuses on Havana society with a nod to the internationally known artists of that period. "SOCIAL" : The artist is in the process of creating 240 new covers for the iconic luxury and literary Cuban magazine which closed in 1938. Conde has reopened the magazine, in his mind, and is running it from 1939 through the date of the revolution in 1959, when he will symbolically close the doors of the magazine again. SOCIAL magazine, as the name implies, was the "Vanity Fair" of Cuba. Published and designed by reknowned illustrator Conrado Massaguer. Andres Conde is represented by Conde Contemporary in Miami, specialists in contemporary Cuban art. Follow Andres Conde on Artsy!