Interview with Artist Alid Nail Gérboles
The first thing one notices about the work of Alid Nail Gérboles is how it affects the viewer. The emotion can be seen and felt within the selection of earthly color which overlaps as if battling for the eye’s attention. The layers appear as a topography causing both a psychological and emotional interaction with the viewer. His painting seems to have a Rorschach-like assessment mixed within, which challenge you to find your own deeper meaning of the work.
We are glad that Alid Nail Gérboles has agreed to take a few minutes to answer our questions and allowed us to present a few samples of his work.
The Artwork of Alid Nail Gérboles
Would you like to introduce yourself to the readers?
My name is Alid Nail and I am a Cuban painter, more specifically I am from the city of Camaguey.
When did you realize that art was your calling?
Since I was a kid I have loved art. but, I really realized it was my calling once I went to redecorate my home. I found buying art is very expensive. That may me take it seriously.
How did you choose your medium of plastics?
During my exhibitions interchanging ideas with painters, curators, etc…
How do you describe your artistic style?
I describe my artistic style as expressionist, I mean abstract and figurative expressionism.
How do find your inspiration?
I find inspiration by reading, but most of all from watching the streets, the walls, the colors of nature. and the people I see.
How relevant is art to the world?
I think art is at risk because some people do not take art seriously. Art is important to the world because it defines us as people. It gives us an identity even if the art is abstract art or whatever. There’s will always be a stamp of our culture in it.
Do you have any future projects that excite you?
Yes, I have as a future project, a personal exhibition in Panamá called Levitar en Abstracto.
As an artist, do you have any advice for the future generation of artists?
The future generation has to keep the art alive by taking it seriously. They must defend it while being themselves, even if the art changes.
All photographs by permission of Alid Nail Gerboles