Frank David Valdés Hernández (Matanzas, 1988) does not paint only for the pleasure of painting, for the satisfaction of creating beautiful, well-proportioned, "attractive" forms in sight ...
Each work of Frank David evokes a feeling, an experience, a story, a fable or an attitude towards life.
There are no "innocent" pieces in all its production.
Sometimes the metaphor is clear, perfectly recognizable, sometimes the implications are darker. It depends on the momentum. But there is always something beyond the line and color. A symbol, an allusion, a clue, or an intellectual gloat ...
More than a style, Frank David seems to be guided by the themes. And each issue "imposes" a specific visuality.
Of course, there are constants: the empire of drawing, the vividness of color. But in some works the influence of graphic design is unquestionable (with the formal cleaning it requires), while others tend to an expressionist abstractionism.
Frank David seems comfortable with antagonisms, even in the same piece.
The artist has the gift of the good illustrator (in fact, he does a good part of that: he works with one of the most prestigious and unique publishing houses in Cuba), but his creations are self-sufficient, they do not depend on texts that explain or complement them .
The plastic values of these creations are in sight; It may cost a little more to elucidate his poetry.