Wilfredo Prieto is one of the most talented artists of the last crop
sprung up in Cuba, besides he is a paradigm of the new ways
of visual arts in the island. He is characterized by his net, simple,
highly impacting, and meaningfully rich ideas. His work almost
always comes out from the context, but it unchains senses that
go beyond, opening themselves into a wide scope
perspective. After the representational and symbolic redundancy
that has threatened the Cuban art with the creation of
stereotypes, Wilfredo personifies the most straightforward
“minimalist” and “international” orientation of the new artists.
And among them, he is the one that most accurately refers to
the present-day life and affairs of his country.
Gerardo Mosquera on Wilfredo Prieto, June 2002.
Critic and Co-Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, N.Y.