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Geandy Pavon: Painting With Substance

By Diamond Bradley | June 20, 2012

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You don’t even need to step inside the Studio Museum in Harlem to expect the unexpected. The red, black and green American flag waving high above its doors indicate you’re in for something different.

The epitome of this resides in Cuban artist Geandy Pavόn’s head.

Born in Cuba in 1974, Pavόn pursued street art with his group called La Zampana, or “The Bell,” while attending Las Tunas Art School.  Of course, in such turbulent times during the 80′s in Cuba, rebelling against the established order wasn’t welcome. Eventually he left Cuba for a better life in the United States, specifically New York, where he studied at the National Museum of Fine Art for four years.

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