Zabdielys V. Fernández Lugo

As a minimalist and abstract artist, Zabdielys materializes the famous saying “less is more”. She has found a subtle way to commemorate the Holocaust on canvas. The brushstrokes and materials used captivate the attention of her audience. Her ingredients to create a work of art are a mix of usual and unusual materials. Using acrylic and hair, Zabdielys synthesizes the memories of the pain and suffering the Jews faced during World War II. Her blue and white palette helps transmit the agony of Jewish people without the need to be explicit. Her most figurative piece, Seis millones, shows a victim’s eyes, through which Zabdielys transmits the suffering of the millions who did not survive. Because of her well researched history of the Holocaust, Zabdielys’ artworks eloquently manifest emotions of that era.