Fidel Yordán Castro is an active and concerned artist, an insatiable investigator who does not fear the barriers that are frequently imposed by art forms. He cannot be pigeonholed in any specific genre and he could not stand being enclosed in schemes, therefore he explores the possibilities of painting, photography, video, performance, installation… His youth, put on a level with his perspicacity and artistic genius, has turned him into an unusual character, almost extraordinary, within Cuban scenery, for not all artists reach such maturity and depth as Fidel reveals in his artworks.
His field of work is wide and it usually includes a vast and extensive range of topics. Fidel is a pilgrim in a constant search for symbols to build his artistic exercise. Nevertheless, his notions about time and space, balance and universal harmony seem to become core issues that, even if they are universal, look as if they are anchored in the national context in this young artist’s creations, especially with a social connotation. It could be added to it his theoretical-philosophical precepts, models that have guided him throughout his trajectory and which are held in the philosophy of complexity which finds intimate relations with the concepts of hazard and unconsciousness.
Fidel Yordán Castro translates images of his reality through signs and symbols; his artworks always reflect his concerns and questions. He also uses quotations, metaphors, irony, and ambiguity as conceptual strategies to build his discourse. Fidel Yordán is a stubborn alchemist, a maker of structures that require all of the onlooker’s intelligence to be dismantled.