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Angel Boligán is an exceptional artist who combines the perfection and audacity of drawing, journalism, intelligent humor and criticism. His cartoons have earned him countless awards around the world, including the prestigious World Press Cartoon Grand Prix (2006) and the National Journalism Award, which he has won twice. One of the characteristics of his work is timelessness. Boligán is a Lighthouse that perceives the deepest roots of current human problems, to comment on them and draw them in the most serious way possible: through humor and Love, Boligán presents his vision of love in the most different scenarios and in different flavours: sweet, bitter, mordant. It portrays loneliness, the complexity of couples, love in the contemporary world.
Angel comes from a country surrounded by dreams, frustrations and sometimes nightmares. Cuba, the land of intensive social and political events, gave Boligán the experience of life. A socialist who later will perceive the capitalist world with a broader look, becoming an observer with a surprising maturity.
Angel Boligan Corbo was born on 10th May 1965 in San Antonio de Los Banos: Havana, Cuba. This city is also known for the fact that it houses the Museum of Humor and hosts the annual Biennial International Humor Contest.
In 1984 he studied Fine Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts Instructors in Havana, from which he graduated in 1987 as a Teacher of Plastic Arts. And Since 1992 he lives in Mexico and is the holder of the Mexican Citizenship
He worked as editor, illustrator and cartoonist for the newspaper “EL UNIVERSAL” and the satirical magazines “CONOZCA MÁS”. Currently he is working as editorial cartoonist for the Humour magazine “EL CHAMUCO”
Since the beginning of this century, he conquered one country after another in Europe and in Latin America, but also China and the United States. He is therefore a cartoonist of the 21th century
António Antunes, President of the World Press Cartoon, Sintra Portugal also called Boligan as “the most innovative cartoonist”
Awards & Recognitions
Boligán cultivates all branches of graphic humor, in which he has obtained 180 international awards and mentions, of which the following stand out:
He also participated in several Events and Exhibitions from all around the world:
Books and Publications
Angel Boligan Corbo is a member of:
Cinema and Visual Art
For Boligán, a Caricature is: “The artistic medium of excellence to make us laugh, but also think and reflect in the heat of the facts, is the restless brother of the House of Plastic Arts, a weapon that points to the head and sometimes to the heart. “. And a cartoon: “The cartoonist puts the story and the drawing, and the reader rolls the tape, in the house of Plastic Arts it is the sister who tells the stories and dreams of her characters. With cartoons he answered what love means to her, peace, friendship and Cuba”.
His work is characterized by a subtle style, an elegant line and an intelligent narrative; in addition, for the precise use of colour, the absence of text and the influence of cinema.
With his universal gaze, he addresses burning issues such as war, pollution, violence against women, the commodification of society, violence, censorship, authoritarianism, religion, political corruption or drug trafficking.
In an interview when asked about his favourite work/drawing he answered “Usually my favourite is the work I have just made, but my mind always change after a few days. So, I think my favourite job has not been done”
“CUBA GAVE ME THE TRAINING, MEXICO THE SPACE, THE RHYTHM” …. Angel Boligan Corbo
Angel is married to his wife “Sandra” and together they have one Son “David”
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