In this series "Cuba Expired" Werner Pawlok's photographs tell stories about the morbid charm of the old Carribbean metropole of Havana. The splendor and misery of the Cuban utopia, the projecto cubano, come together in these abandoned palaces of the old sugar-aristocracy. Pawlok tracks this sunken world during his rambles through Havana. Nevertheless, what concerns him about it has nothing to do with nostalgia. He doesn’t show picturesque ruins but traces the incomparable vitality of the habaneros. Through these compositions the artist tries to comprehend the inhabitants and their spirit with his camera. Pawlok’s oeuvre reflects his tireless will to overcome technical boundaries and his curiosity for the unknown.

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House of Merecedes Chair (#1991), Havana, Cuba, 2004
Fine Art Print on Sommerset Velvet Paper
27.5 x 19.7 in (69.85 x 50.04 cm)
3 of 7
Courtesy of the Artist

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House of Merecedes Chair (#1991), Havana, Cuba
  • Dimensions
    27.5 x 19.7 in (69.85 x 50.04 cm)