Geolvis Gainza Lobaina (Vita)
Geolvis Gainza Lobaina, “Vita” was born in Baracoa in 1979. She began her art studies as a student of Mildo Matos. She quickly developed a style of her own and with encouragement from Mildo and Roel Caboverde, she fine-tuned her work and began to participate in group shows.
She has done a number of one-woman and group shows, both locally and in Montreal and France, where she has recently relocated. Her style is distinctive and very sensually feminine – her subjects are nearly always women, usually peasant women with thinly covered breasts. Her bright colors and broad strokes made Vita one of the most popular artists in Baracoa and she has paintings in private collections all over Europe and the North America.