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While passing through Mexico after four years in New York, artist Emiliano Amero shares his notebooks with author Martí Casanovas, who enthusiastically points out his themes of advertising, as well as café and cabaret life. In his judgment, they depict the superficiality infused with intelligence that characterizes Amero. With regard to the illustrations, Martí emphasizes the artist’s capacity to move between different “-isms” without losing consistency.
Emilio Amero (1901-76) was an artist linked to the muralist movement and, at the same time, identified with the search for an advanced graphic design as well as with experimental film and photography. The interviewer, Martí Casanovas, was a Cuban art critic born in Cataluña and a contributor to the revista de avance in Havana. His approach to Amero’s work is based on the modernist values displayed by both Estridentismo and Treinta-treintismo. It is no coincidence that the interviewer joined the latter movement just a few months later.