Josignacio (b. José Ignacio Sánchez-Rius, in Havana, Cuba, on October 24, 1963) is a Contemporary Cuban Artist, who first emerged in the controversial, "La Generacion de los 80s" - The 80s Generation of Contemporary Cuban Art  also referred to as New Cuban Art.
Josė Ignacio Sánchez-Rius
24 October 1963
|Known for||Neo Figurative Art, Abstract Expressionism, Abstract art, Painting|
|The 3 O'Clock, Red Fish, The Virtual Key, Rhapsody Blue, Plastic Paint Medium|
|Movement||Contemporary art "Cuban Generation of the 80s"|
|Awards||Hortt 38 Best In Show '96, 1st Place in EVMCC '79 and '80|
This new Cuban plastic arts movement, with an expression of conceptual and non specific conscience manifestation, addressed many burning issues of the time and unveiled what these artists felt was the true reality of Cuba. It was more than a moment of artistic inspiration; it was a reflection of critical self-awareness and the new social role of art - the fundamental essence of the movement.
This highly cultural decade in Cuba contrasted a country in transition, whose revelations created one of the most fertile and consecrated artistic decades in its history. The artists who received the most notoriety of this era, both at home and abroad, began their collaboration with the breakthrough of “Volume 1"  - a commitment to non government mandated artistic expression. They included Rubén Torres Llorca, José Bedia Valdés, Ricardo Rodriguez Brey, Juan Francisco Elso, Rogelio López Marín (Gory), Gustavo Pérez Monzón, José Manuel Fors, Leandro Soto Ortiz, Israel León, Tomás Sánchez and Carlos Alfonzo.
In the second half of the decade, other artistic groups were formed, including 4 x 4, Grupo Hexágono, Arte Calle, Grupo Provisional, the duet René Francisco Rodríguez and Eduardo Ponjuán González  and ABTV. Grupo Puré, another new wave of young artists, graduates of the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) included Ana Albertina Delgado Álvarez, Adriano Buergo, Ciro Quintana, Ermi Taño and Lázaro Saavedra, all greatly influenced by the German Kitsch art movement.
Additionally, a large number of talented creators excelled independently, such as Florencio Gelabert (sculptor), Arturo Cuenca Sigarreta, Rigoberto Mena, Humberto Castro, Gustavo Acosta, Kcho, Antonio Eligio Fernandez (Tonel), Adriano Buergo, Flavio Garciandía, Tania Bruguera, Juan Francisco Elso, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Quisqueya Henríquez, Glexis Novoa, José Toirac, Carlos García, Heriberto Mora, Segundo Planes and Pedro Vizcaíno, among others.
In 1984, Josignacio created his revolutionary Plastic Paint Medium - a unique techno pictorial medium, by mixing epoxy resins with oil colors and other pigments, resulting in a hard, shiny, 3D finish, his identifiable signature style.
Receiving numerous awards since his earliest displayed artwork as a teenager in 1979, Josignacio's work was then formally exhibited from 1987 - 1989 in eighteen galleries in Havana, Cuba. In 1996, Josignacio was awarded Best in Show at the oldest and most prestigious juried art show in Florida, Hortt 38. He then began his noted USA exhibitions in Palm Beach, Florida. Through 2017, twenty-eight exhibitions followed in the USA and Cuba, including themes paying homage to Cuba's national hero, Jose Marti; China, its popular culture, folklore and the Chinese zodiac; the Cuban National Ballet; and the LGBTQ movement.
Josignacio is most widely recognized as a neo-figurative and abstract artist.
As a child, a number of well known Cuban artists were family friends. They included Roberto Fabelo, René Portocarrero, Amelia Peláez, Felipe López, Mariano Rodriguez, Jose Luis "El Gallego" Posada and Gilberto Marino. Several of them gave Josignacio art lessons.
In 1983, he passed the admissions test at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA). Before attending, however, Josignacio shaved his head. When he came to school to begin his studies, the Dean banned him from attending school, as well as from the premises altogether, because they interpreted his head being shaved as a protest against the government.
In 1984, he was commissioned to work as a painting assistant to Martinez Anay and Andres Ugalde to paint a large mural for the Sociedad de Educación Patriótico-Militar (SEPMI)(the Military Patriotic Educational Society), the Cuban version of the Boy Scouts. This director of the agency was Cuban Cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez. It was during this assignment, that Josignacio discovered that by mixing epoxy resins with oil colors and other pigments, the result would be a hard, shiny, 3D finish. This new medium took him two more years to fully develop and master. He named his new technique, the Plastic Paint Medium.
Josignacio's first personal exhibition was on March 2, 1987, at the Artistic and Literary Lyceum in Regla, Cuba, a municipality of Havana. This was the first time in international history, a complete exhibition of paintings was made using only the Plastic Paint Medium.
In 1988, Josignacio, a member of the "Asociación Hermanos Saíz", was commissioned by their directives to design a float for the Havana Carnival 1988. As soon as he finished the design, he presented it to the commission. They cancelled his participation arguing that they needed to give the float design to another Cuban painter, Manuel Mendive. The reason was that in Miami, one of Mendive's paintings titled El Pavo Real had been burned  by an anti-Castro militant, a member of the Bay of Pigs Brigade 2506, and it was necessary to give the Cuban Revolution's support to the victim artist. Nonetheless, Josignacio's artwork was ultimately displayed at more than twenty exhibitions in Havana, Cuba. He was then invited to exhibit his work in Mexico City, Mexico.
On May 10, 1989, with no explanation, all of Josignacio's planned shows at Auditorio Nacional, (National Auditorium), and Los Talleres de Coyoacán, Mexico City were cancelled by orders of the Cuban embassy in Mexico City.
After this turning point, Josignacio made the decision to leave his motherland and move to Miami, Florida. Josignacio is an American citizen.
After 1960, Cuban abstract art was scarce or considerably silenced. The artists of that era were mostly influenced by the Cubism movement, which was not of great interest to Josignacio. Two groups, however, that formed in the late 1950s, that Josignacio did study, were Los Once, (The Eleven), and Los Diez Pintores Concretos [es], (The Ten Concrete Painters).
Los Once, (The Eleven), had prominent trends stemming from Informalism or Art Informel and concrete abstraction. The most outstanding figures of this abstract current, named after the initial eleven participants were: Guido Llinás, Hugo Consuegra, René Salusitano Ávila Valdéz [es], Antonio Vidal Fernández, Viredo Espinosa, Fayad Jamfs, Tomás Oliva, Agustfn Cárdenas, José Antonio Díaz Peláez [es], Francisco Antigua and José Ignacio Bermúdez Vázquez [es].
Los Diez Pintores Concretos [es], (Ten Concrete Painters), was a more radical group devoted to geometric abstraction, initially formed in Havana in 1958. These artists briefly called themselves Los Diez Pintores Concretos, the 10 Concrete Painters, or, simply, Los Diez, The 10. Formalizing in 1959, The 10 had their inaugural exhibition, “10 Concrete Painters Exhibit Paintings and Drawings,” on the second anniversary of the Galería Color-Luz (Color-Light), a space managed by co-founders Dolores Soldevilla Nieto, her partner Pedro de Oraá and other artists, to promote abstract art in Havana. It was integrated by Pedro Carmelo Alvarez López, Mario Carreño Morales, Wilfredo Arcay Ochandarena, Salvador Corratgé, Sandú Darié Laver [es], Luis Martínez Pedro, Alberto Menocal, José Mijares, Pedro de Oraá, José Ángel Rosabal Fajardo, Dolores Soldevilla Nieto and Rafael Soriano. Formally, their collective had a short life, 1959–61, and only showed together as a group three times.
The group coalesced around Galería Color-Luz, which was started just after Ms. Soldevilla returned from several years in Paris as Cuba's cultural attaché. Her partner in the effort, Pedro de Oraá, an artist, poet and art critic, born in 1931, wrote a short history of the group.
Josignacio was influenced by the abstract expressionists of the New York School (art), especially Jackson Pollock, from whom he originally saw the use of dripping and pouring paint onto canvases. However, instead of alkyd enamels that Pollack used, Josignacio used his invented Plastic Paint Medium technique of mixing epoxy resins with oil colors and other pigments. Dutch painter Karel Appel's faces and Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky's mix of colors  were also special focuses. From Dutch-American Willem de Kooning, Josignacio learned the centered figure compositions
Josignacio's color palette includes an extensive spectrum, but greens mixed abstractly with bright reds and blacks have been his personal seal. This was often noted by his older painting colleagues, René Portocarrero, José Gómez Fresquet and Raúl Martínez (artist) who encouraged Josignacio and pushed him to keep on his abstract track.
Social causes and charity workEdit
Josignacio has made many contributions to social causes by donating his artworks. Since 1996, Josignacio has been a fundraiser for the Miami Children's Hospital. He has also worked on behalf of earthquake victims and hurricane victims. In 2017, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of his painting Smooth Guitar was donated to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma.
Art in public placesEdit
On November 25, 2011, Josignacio unveiled an 8 foot x 12 foot mural titled Tree of Life in Asbury Park, New Jersey. This original triptych consists of three consecutive paintings, representing a convergence of the past, present and future, to create an image of humanity. Tree of Life, then valued at $180,000.00 USD and dedicated to the children of Asbury Park, was commissioned by The Caring Canvas, a premier traveling art gallery. Tree of Life is permanently located at the Asbury Park Transportation Center on Main Street in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
In 2017, La Casa de Artes y Tradiciones Chinas (House of Arts and Chinese Traditions) Havana, Cuba, acquired Josignacio's artwork titled Fénix 105.5 x 55 inches, Plastic Paint Medium on wood, for public display in its permanent collection.
In 2017, The National Library of Cuba José Martí, Havana, Cuba exhibited Josignacio's diptych, Mi Verso es de un Verde Claro y de un Carmín Encendido, (My Verse is Light Green and a Carmine On Fire), depicting a portrait of Martí. The artwork is on permanent display in their public gallery.
- 1979 - Awarded first prize in painting at the Escuela Vocacional Militar Camilo Cienfuegos de Guanabacoa, Havana.
- 1980 - Awarded first prize in painting at the Escuela Vocacional Militar Camilo Cienfuegos de Guanabacoa, Havana.
- 1996 - Awarded the Best in Show Prize at Hortt 38 jury art show exhibition at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
- 2000 - Titled the "Chief Painter of lle lfe" for the best interpretation through color of the Yoruba Religion.
- 2015 - The City of Miami officially salutes Josignacio for his achievements in the City of Miami.
On December 23, 2014, Josignacio's painting entitled, The Three Wisest Monkeys (1991), sold for a hammer price of $720,000.00 USD at Pangaea Auction House, Carson City, Nevada.
Notably, this sale set Josignacio as the most expensive Cuban painter in the world, surpassing a fellow countryman, who previously held the record at $540,000.00 USD.
On December 15, 2015, Josignacio's The Key of Success (2011), sold for a hammer price of $574,750 USD at Miami Auction Gallery, Miami, Florida.
The following spring, on March 10, 2016, Josignacio's The Music is Timeless (1989), depicting one of his legendary Guitars, sold for a hammer price of $3,481,205.00 USD at McCarthy-Williams Auctions in London - making Josignacio the first living Latin & Cuban artist in the world to sell a single artwork over the $3 million USD mark.
On July 7, 2016, Josignacio's Rosto (1989), sold for a hammer price of $2,329,200.00 USD at McCarthy-Williams Auctions, London.
- 1988 - Concierto Sentido with Cuban musician, José María Vitier.
- 2006 - La Pintura Cubana, Art Work Productions, Director, Roberto J. Cayuso.
- 2008 - Josignacio: Las Formas del Color, Art Work Productions, Director, Roberto J. Cayuso.
- 2010 - Josignacio: The Master of Colors, Calico Productions, Director, Daniel Urdanivia.
- 1988 - Salon de la Ciudad, Havana, Cuba.
- 1991 to 2007 - Art Miami, Miami, Florida.
- 1996 - Art Palm Beach, Ramiro Casanas Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.
- 1996 - "Josignacio" at Domingo Padron Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida.
- 1996 - "Josignacio" at Alfredo Martinez Gallery, Miami, Florida.
- 1996 - Hortt 38, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- 1997 - "Live Collages" at Risk Night Club organized by Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello, Miami, Florida.
- 1997 - "The Miami Clowns" at Risk Night Club organized by Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello, Miami, Florida.
- 1997 - "Marihuana" at Risk Night Club organized by Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello, Miami, Florida.
- 1997 - "Hot Sex at Your own Risk" at Risk Night Club organized by Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello, Miami, Florida.
- 1997 - "Liquid Sex" at Liquid Night Club organized by Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello, Miami, Florida.
- 2001 - Cuba Nostalgia Alfredo Martínez Gallery. “The cuban Vanguardia and Contemporary Art” Along with Josignacio, René Portocarrero, Amelia Peláez Carlos Enríquez Gómez, Fidelio Ponce de León, Mario Carreño Morales, José Mijares (artist), Cundo Bermúdez, Rafael Soriano, Víctor Manuel García Valdéz and Wifredo Lam
- 2002 - Cuba Nostalgia Alfredo Martínez Gallery. “The Contemporary” A group show with Jesse de los Rios, Clara Morera, Nelson Franco, Juan Navarrete, Marvin Chinchilla, Ulrich Gehret, Ana María Sarlat, Lia Galletti, Carlos Alfonzo, Lesver de Quiros, Arcadio Cancio, Andrés Valerio, Enrique Gay García, Héctor Molné, José María Mijares and Agustín Gainza
- 2003 - Cuba Nostalgia Alfredo Martínez Gallery. “Latin American Artists” Isidro Con Wong, Roberto Estupiñán, Guillermo Espinosa, Marvin Chinchilla, Rogelio Polesello, Leonel González, Fernando Carballo, Héctor Molné, Agapito Pérez, José Luis Cao, José María Mijares, Emilia Villegas, Carmen Santos and Roberto Weiss.
- 2007 - "Collages and Things" at Mario Fine Arts Gallery in Miami, Florida.
- 2007 - "Music for Pisces" at the Gallery of Regions Bank in Coral Gables, Florida.
- 2009 - "Saint Michael de Archangel" at Hialeah Park RaceTrack re-opening in Hialeah, Florida.
- 2009 - New Jersey's Art629 Gallery "Art Series’ Presents: Contemporary Cuban Artist Josignacio". A Prevention First's charitable event for the children of Asbury Park.
- 2010 - "Josignacio: The Master of Colors" exhibition previewing the artworks appearing in the documentary of the same title at the Surf Club in Surfside, Florida.
- 2015 - "Cuban Art Revolution" at Macaya Gallery, Wynwood Art District.
- 2016 - "China and its Popular Culture" at the Culture Pavilion of the Expocuba which was dedicated to celebrate the 169th anniversary of the arrival of Chinese people to Cuba. Notably, this was the first exhibition of Josignacio in Cuba after working in the US for more than 26 years. The exhibition depicted the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac. Additionally, there was an interpretation of the fenghuang, a koi fish, a butterfly, and a panda bear. The opening words of the exhibition were held by the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Zhang Tuo.
- 2016 - "De Douceur Á Intense"  was personally commissioned for the 25th Anniversary of the International Ballet Festival of Havana  in October 2016, by the historically revered prima ballerina assoluta and founder of the Cuban National Ballet, Alicia Alonso. This twenty-one painting exhibition from Josignacio's "Dance Series" captured both dramatic and poignant moments from the most relevant classical ballets, including Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote and Carmen. The exhibition was held in "La Sala Ernesto Lecuona," at the Gran Teatro de La Habana, Cuba.
- 2017 - The exhibition titled "El Renacer del Ave Fénix" (The Reborn of Phoenix) to celebrate the new Chinese year 2017 "Fire Rooster" (28 January -15 February 2018) Commissioned by its director Dr. Teresa Li, this Josignacio exhibition was held in Casa de las Artes y Tradiciones Chinas (House of Arts and Chinese Traditions), in the heart of Havana's Chinatown. The opening words of the exhibition were given by Mr. Chen Xi , the new Ambassador of the People's Republic of China and ethnologist and author, Dr. Natalia Bolívar. Cuban government representatives were also present at the opening. The key artwork of this exhibition, Fenix, a part of Josignacio's "Signs Series," was acquired by Casa de las Artes y Tradiciones Chinas (House of Arts and Chinese Traditions), Havana, Cuba, for public display in its permanent collection.
- 2017 - The most emblematic and iconic place in Havana is La Bodeguita del Medio founded in 1942. For its 75th Anniversary as part of the festivities to commemorate this event, an acquisition of Josignacio's work titled Mojito, a semi-figurative painting depicting this traditional drink, was included and is now on permanent display.
- 2017 – "Siete Adagios para Safo y Ganimedes" ("Seven Adagios for Sappho and Ganymede") Despite the controversy of homosexuality's delicate theme in communist Cuba, a collection of Josignacio's seven neo-figurative large format Guitars, curated by journalist and writer, Yoel Almaguer de Armas and Lic. in Art History, Diana Rosa Crespo, was exhibited in the Karl Marx Theatre. Along with Josignacio's signature forms and colors, the selection was specifically chosen to represent the seven colors of the rainbow, symbolic of the colors of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) flag, which characterizes the world LGBTQ movement. The Rainbow Flag, also known as the LGBTQ flag, has represented gay and lesbian communities since the late 1970s. The flag was designed by artist Gilbert Baker and popularized in 1978. These artworks are part of Josignacio's extensive series of Guitars called “Rainbow Guitars.” He did this exhibition in support of equal rights and the acceptance of those discriminated against in his native homeland. Bravely led by Mariela Castro Espin, the daughter of Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and the actual leader of Cuba, Mariela currently heads the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), proof of the Cuban government's intention to open up human rights issues. The reason for Josignacio's exhibition title "Seven Adagios for Sappho and Ganymede" is that the musical term adagio indicates that music is to be played slowly, reminding us of the same slow process of LGBTQ acceptance and its two primary characters. The real Sappho of Mytilene, also known as Sappho of Lesbos, was a Greek poet who has historically been identified by many as the symbol of female homosexuality. The mythological Ganymede became the lover of the God Zeus.
- 2017 - "China a Puro Color" (“China Pure Color” at Expo Cuba 2017 (Arts Pavilion). This exhibition showcased Josignacio's eight big format abstract paintings depicting the typical colors of China's culture and folklore to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the presence of the Chinese people in Cuba. It was organized by Ministerio de Cultura de la República de Cuba (Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, Oficina del Historiador de la Habana, and Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos ICAP).
- 2017 - “Punto y Línea sobre el plano” a group art exhibition in Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC) including Antoine Mena, Donis Llago, Gabriel Sanches Toledo, Jorge Gody, Josignacio, Nelson Villalobo Ferrer, Onay Rosquet, Osy Milián, Víctor M. Gómez and curated by FAC head's curator Rosemary Rodríguez.
- 2017- "Fuente del Otro" Exhibition at Galería René Portocarrero National Theatre of Cuba, 29 contemporary artists among them: Pedro de Oraa, Carlos Trillo Name, Ruben Rodriguez, Dionisio Abad Jarrosay Ruiz, Jose Fowler, Rogelio Rodriguez Cobas, Angel Rivero Sierra, Wilay Méndez Páez, Ramón Víctor Casas Viera and Santiago Luis Ferrer – Kender as a homage to Cuban master René Portocarrero.
- 2017- "National Encounter of Abstract Art" at "René Portocarrero" Gallery of the National Theater of Cuba/Encuentro Nacional de Arte Abstracto. Galería “René Portocarrero” del Teatro Nacional de Cuba from October 8 to November 8, show curated by Author Lic. Luis García Peraza and catalogue's words made by renowned Cuban abstract painter Pedro de Oraá, the show included twenty-nine abstract artists.
- 2017- “Martí visto por Josignacio” “Martí seen by Josignacio” A selection of twenty eight artworks in a Solo show (art exhibition) made by the artist inspired by the life, figure and writing works such as Simple Verses, of Cuban's National Hero, poet José Martí, through more than thirty year's career in the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí gallery El Reino de Este Mundo in collaboration with Consejo Nacional de Artes Plasticas. The opening date for this show was chosen October 18 to celebrate 116 anniversary of the library's, which was established on October 18, 1901.
From 1987 to 1989 Josignacio had his artwork displayed in Havana at the following galleries for exhibition:
- Galeria del Liceo Artistico y Literario de Regla
- Galeria San Miguel del Padron
- Galeria de la Casa del Joven Creador
- Galeria del Palacio del Segundo Cabo
- Galeria del Karl Marx
- Galeria del teatro Mella
- Centro de Exposiciones Pabellon Cuba
- Galeria de la Casa de la Cultura de Plaza
- Galeria del Comité Estatal de Finanzas
- "Moda en rojos" La Maison Fashion house
- La Casona, Sede del Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Cuban National Ballet)
- Galeria del Fondo Cubano de Vienes Culturales
- Galeria del Café Teatro Brecht
- 1989 "Comparzas y Carnavales" La Maison
- Exhibición en el lobby del Hotel Habana Riviera "Mariposas"
- Exhibición en el lobby del Hotel Habana Libre "Abstracts"
- Exhibición en el lobby del Hotel Internacional de Varadero
Since 1989, and his arrival to Miami art scene, art historian and former Miami Herald art critic Helen Kohen wrote about Josignacio's dedication to help raise money for AIDS patients of Genesis Project. These auctions, held at InterContinental Hotel Miami, were presided by Julio Hernandez Rojo and Dolores C. Smithies. Numerous group exhibitions at the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture and several Miami art galleries followed.
- 1990 International Art Collection
- 1990 Domingo Padrón Art Gallery “Josignacio’s Butterflies”
- 1990 Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture. Group Show
- 1991 Domingo Padrón Art Gallery. Group Show
- 1991 MarPad Art Gallery
- 1992 500 aniversario del descubrimiento de América. Marpad Art Gallery
- 1993 Alfredo Martínez Gallery
- 1993 MarPad Art Gallery
- 1994 Noche Cubana. Cuban Art. Marpad Art Gallery
- 1995 Alfredo Martínez Gallery
- 1995 MarPad Art Gallery
- 1996 Diana Traficante Gallery
- 1997 Alfredo Martínez Gallery. Works by Cuban Artists
- 1998 “One Man Show, Josignacio” Alfredo Martínez Gallery
- 1999 “Fiesta Cubana” Alfredo Martínez Gallery. Curated by Armando Álvarez Bravo
- 1999 Pintores Contemporáneos. Alfredo Martínez Gallery. Jesse de los Rios, Clara Morera, Nelson Franco, Juan Navarrete, Marvin Chinchilla, Ulrich Gehret, Ana María Sarlat, Lia Galetti, Carlos Alfonzo and Lesver de Quirós
Writings and essaysEdit
- 1987 - "Josignacio" by Jose Antonio Portoundo renowned Cuban Intellectual, Havana, Cuba
- 1988 - "Josignacio y sus juegos de resinas" (Josignacio and his Resin Games) by Antonio Núñez Jiménez (Cuban academic), Havana, Cuba
- 1988 - "El Torbellino Cromatico en la Obra de Josignacio" (Tornados Chromatic in Josignacio's Artworks) by Lisandro Otero (Cuban novelist), Havana, Cuba
- 1988 - "La Magia de Josignacio" (Josignacio's Magic) by Miguel Cabrera, Historian of Cuban National Ballet, Havana, Cuba
- 1989 - "Josignacio es una revolucion dentro de la revolucion" (Josignacio is a Revolution Inside the Revolution) by Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez Havana, Cuba
- 1989 - "Los Martí de Josignacio" "The Josignacio's Martí" by Cuban Teacher and José Martí specialist Ms. Esther Montes de Oca
- 1989 - "El dibujo por el Color" by illustrator José Luis Posada Medio "El Gallego Posada"
- 1991 - "Josignacio's Newism" by art consultant and critic Roberto J Cayuso, Miami
- 1995 - "The Flag" by Jorge Valls, Miami, Florida
- 2008 - "Josignacio: Un Pintor Abstracto en Miami" (An Abstract Painter in Miami) by Dr. Emilio Ichikawa, a renowned Cuban intellectual, Miami, Florida
- 2016 - "Delirium" by Lic. in Art History and Journalist Eliset García Deulofeu
- 2016 - "Plastic Paint Medium: una revolución tecno-pictórica creada en Cuba" by Lic. in Art History, Journalist and writer Yoel Almaguer de Armas
- 2017 - "Josignacio y la boca abierta"
- 2017 - "Siete guitarras contra la homofobia y la transfobia" by Lic. in Art History, Journalist and writer Yoel Almaguer de Armas and Lic. in Art History Diana Rosa Crespo
- 2017 - "A propósito del Martí de Josignacio" by Lic. in Art History and Journalist Eliset García Deulofeu
- 2017 - "El arte plástico de Josignacio: Las formas por el color" by Roberto J. Cayuso, author and art specialist.
- 2017 - "Martí visto por Josignacio: lirismo y majestuosidad en el lugar ideal" by MSc. Nora Rodríguez Calzadilla.
- 2017 - "El Martí de Josignacio" by José Angel Téllez Villalón He works in Cubarte as editor and press editor. He also collaborate with the Artecubano newsletter.
- 2017 - An extraordinary artistic product "Un extraordinario producto artístico" by Nathalie Sánchez. Published November 6, 2017 Tribuna de La Habana
- 2017 - "Martí visto por Josignacio" by José Angel Téllez Villalón. This is the title of the exhibition that occupies these days the gallery The Kingdom of this World of the National Library of Cuba José Martí. Inaugurated on the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of this important institution and within the framework of the National Culture Day
- 2017 - "Visiones de Martí" by Toni Piñera, Granma (newspaper) "Each generation has left, in the Martian images, their own mythologies, showing us, at the same time, the historical significance at that time assigned to the national heroes"
- 2017 - "Martí visto por Josignacio en el alma del arte que acrisola y enaltece" by MSc. Nora Rodríguez Calzadilla
- 2018 - "La identidad de un creador" by Nathalie Mesa
- 2018 - “El Martiano Josignacio”
- 2018 - "Martí vs Dos Ríos" Painting of Josignacio selected to illustrate the cover an back cover of the Volume 1 (2018) of the National Library of Cuba's magazine
- Geysell Cisneros (June 6, 2017). ""The Prodigious Decade", una mirada a la generación de los 80". Tribuna de la Habana. Retrieved June 6, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Adriana Herrera Téllez (April 22, 2010). ""Paradojas del arte cubano de la generación disidente de los 80" In the writing of the history of Cuban art of the second half of the 20th century, the mention of an exhibition, mythical for its foundational role in the emergence of artistic contemporaneity, is unavoidable: Volume I" (PDF). Revista Sin Frontera. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Conexión Cubana (May 22, 2016). ""Historof Art in Cuba" The emancipation of the 80s". Cuban Fine Art. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Janet Batet (February 27, 2018). ""La generación de los 80's en el Arte Cubano – El contexto" To understand how what is later called the Generation of the 80s is conceived in the history of Cuban art, one must take into account an institutional condition that is almost always forgotten in relation to Cuban culture". Arte Mundo Latino. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Alfredo Triff (August 26, 2018). ""La generación descarriada de los 80" For these misguided artists of the generation of the 80 the situation is still promising. The very fact of its marginality and aesthetic diversity are precisely elements in favor of the search for new forms and contents". Diario de Cuba. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Peter Plagens (November 29, 1992). ""The Next Wave from Havana" They are known as the "Generation of the '80s", the artists who grew up in Cuba after the 1959 revolution". Newsweek. Retrieved February 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Niurma Pérez Serpa (March 1, 2016). ""Groups in the Cuban art of the eighties" If there is one characteristic that distinguishes art in the eighties, it was the tendency towards the formation of groups or artistic collectives". Art Oncuba. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Janet Batet (July 11, 2018). ""Screaming Heads and Still Lifes: The Late-Career Art of Carlos Alfonzo" Carlos Alfonzo: Painting is the latest exhibition devoted to this Cuban-born artist, currently on view at Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami. Painting traces the final years of Alfonzo's life and art, in which his dialogue with death becomes the central theme". Cuban Art News Farber Foundation. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Antonio Eligio Fernández (August 9, 1995). ""Productivism" Productivism is a chain of senses, a cascade of messages that open with double or triple click, triggering associations of all kinds". The Miami Herald. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Yanet Batet (June 22, 2017). ""Ciro Quintana: Cimarronaje Neobarroco" Going into the works of Ciro Quintana is like daring behind the scenes. We attended a complicated staging full of sarcasm of which the artist makes us participants and accomplices at the same time". El Nuevo Herald Newspaper. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Florencio Gelabert Soto - EcuRed".
- "Rigoberto Mena Santana - EcuRed".
- Dennys Matos (January 14, 2014). ""In Conversation: Gustavo Acosta" Gustavo Acosta (Havana, 1958) is one of the strongest exponents of Latin American pictorial neofiguration since the end of the last century. His first works emerged within what's known in Cuba as the Eighties Generation". Cuban Art News Farber Foundation. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Lic. Mayelín Rodríguez Aguiar and MS c. Ricardo Domingo Mendoza Díaz (April 27, 2017). "La educación patriótica - militar e internacionalista a través del programa de Español". Cuban Art News Farber Foundation. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Lissette Corsa (April 8, 1999). "Art to Burn". Miami New Times On the night of April 22, 1988, Miami art collector Ramon Cernuda presided over an auction at the now-defunct Cuban Museum of Art and Culture. José Juara, the buyer, walked outside and set the Manuel Mendive original ablaze in the presence of about 500 protesters, who accused the artist of being sympathetic to Fidel Castro's regime. Retrieved January 6, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Yanet Batet (May 30, 2018). ""Solid Abstraction: Bringing Cuban Abstract Art into the 21st Century. Picking up a thread of art history from the 1940s and '50s" Solid Abstraction: Strategies of Disobedience in Cuban Art includes works by ten Cuban artists living on and away from the island. All of them work with abstraction as both a trope and a strategy in their art". Cuban Art News Farber Foundation. Retrieved October 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Rafael Díaz Casas and Janet Batet (December 8, 2013). "The silent shout. Voices in Cuban Abstract Art, 1950-2013". OnCuba magazine. Retrieved February 19, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Roberta Smith (January 14, 2016). "Concrete Cuba' Visits a Quieter Period of Latin American Modernism". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Nina Siegal (February 4, 2016). "Shedding New Light on the Late Dutch Artist Karel Appel". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Ossian Ward (December 16, 2016). "How Wassily Kandinsky's synaethesia changed art". The Telegraph. Retrieved February 19, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Susan Belfer (November 11, 2011). ""Tree of Life" The Caring Canvas Hosted Josignacio's Art Unveiling Ceremony and Dedication in Asbury Park, NJ". New Jersey Stage. Retrieved January 6, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Roger Hurlburt (September 8, 1996). ""Hortt Short in Quality" Juror Cites Show, Heavy On Abstract Paintings, For "Sheer Quantity" Of Entries. Judging by the 105 pieces on display at "The 38th Hortt Competition," juror William Agee must have been squinting in aesthetic desperation by the time he made the final cuts. The show, which continues through Oct. 13 at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, is drawn from more than 1,500 entries by 98 artists from Broward, Palm Beach, Dade and Monroe counties". Sun Sentinel newspaper. Retrieved February 11, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Title: The Music is Timeless (1989) | Artist: JOSIGNACIO (1963) | Category: Painting Hammer Price: US$3,481,205 http://mccarthywilliams.com/auctions/
- Josie Gulliksen (May 12, 2017). "Cigars, Mojitos and cafecitos. It most be Cuba Nostalgia". Miami.com. Retrieved February 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Nicole Lopez-Alvar (May 19, 2016). "Cuba Nostalgia 2016 Looks Toward the Future Instead of the Past". Miami New Times. Retrieved February 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Art Kabinett (March 28, 2010). "Cuban Vanguardia: Modern Collectors' Focus". Art Kabinett. Retrieved February 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Ana Veciana-Suarez (May 19, 2013). "Cuba Nostalgia allows for a stroll down memory lane". Miami Herald. Retrieved February 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Leslie Pantin and Carlos García (December 12, 2017). "Cuba Nostalgia, the largest event celebrating everything great that is Cuban". CubaNostalgia.com. Retrieved February 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Brett Sokol (May 12, 2010). "A Quick Stop in Old Cuba". the New York Times. Retrieved February 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Brian Owensby Associate Professor, Corcoran Department of History (May 13, 2011). "Cuba Nostalgia. What happens to a country's nationality when its population splits and grows apart for forty-five years? What does it mean to be Cuban if you're raised in Miami? What does it mean to be Cuban if you are raised and born in Cuba?". University of Virginia. Retrieved February 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- E. Fernández (October 28, 2016). ""Fascinación por tules" In the exhibition De Douceur Á Intense, in the Lecuona room, a figurative portrait of the Prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso, is included. With the innovative technique of Plastic Paint Medium, Josignacio offers his personal vision that seemed to capture in plastic the spirit of dance in the nineteenth century"". Radio Reloj. Retrieved January 6, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Canal Habana (January 10, 2017). "El Renacer del ave Fénix". Canal territorial fundado el 28 de enero de 2006 La Habana, Cuba. Retrieved January 6, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Josefina Pichardo (April 28, 2017). ""Y llegó La Bodeguita del Medio a su 75 Aniversario" After distinguishing the workers with more than 20 years in La B del M, the painter Josignacio donated to the establishment his work "Mojito", specially made for the occasion; and Professor Jorge Méndez, of the Mintur, highlighted the part that touches gastronomy in the heritage value that La Bodeguita has ... and advocated that in the future Cuban food can be counted on the list of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity". TTC. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Reno Massola (April 27, 2017). "La Bodeguita del Medio: Festejos de Cubanía". Trabajadores. Organo de la Central de Trabajadores de Cuba. Retrieved January 6, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Onaisys Fonticoba Gener (June 4, 2017). ""Celebran en La Habana Jornada de la Cultura China" Li Cecilio added that the festivities will be extended to the Expocuba fairground, where the Hermandad, Flora, Lieng and Li D Fong exhibitions will be inaugurated; China in pure color, by the plastic artist Josignacio; The musical voice of China, courtesy of the Casa de Asia Museum; and Chinese presence on Cuban postage stamps". La Jiribilla, Revista Cultural Cubana. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Avelino Víctor Couceiro Rodríguez (October 12, 2017). "El Arte Abstracto dentro de la Jornada por el Día de la Cultura Cubana". UNEAC National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba. Retrieved February 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- MsC. Nancy Machado Lorenzo (October 17, 2017). "Palabras de inauguración de la exposición Martí visto por Josignacio. Josignacio satisfies us because his work, in which his vision of the Master is also reflected, will be a meeting point between himself, the Library and the public that visits him and that, under the protection of the Kingdom of This World Gallery, he will be able to enjoy the art that dignifies and exalts". Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- MSc. Nora Rodríguez Calzadilla (October 25, 2017). "Martí visto por Josignacio: lirismo y majestuosidad en el lugar ideal. Martí seen by Josignacio: lyricism and majesty in the ideal place". Radio Enciclopedia. Retrieved October 31, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- NM Lorenzo (October 17, 2017). "Exposición del artista de la plástica José Ignacio Sánchez Rius (Josignacio) en La Galería El reino de este mundo. Presentation of the project on the figure of the National Hero José Martí". Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Jorge Fernández Era (October 19, 2017). ""La Mirada de Josignacio a Martí" The Martí exhibition by Josignacio was inaugurated in the gallery The Kingdom of this World as part of the celebrations for the 116th anniversary of the National Library of Cuba José Martí. The sample consists of twenty-eight paintings made between 1987 and 2017, and in it, according to curators Eliset García Deulofeu, Yoel Almaguer de Armas and Diana R. Crespo Tapia, the artist proposes a visual concert inspired by life and the work of the Apostle José Martí". APE News. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- MsC. Nancy Machado Lorenzo (October 19, 2017). ""Martí visto por Josignacio" On the afternoon of October 18, the anniversary of the founding of the BNCJM, the exhibition "Martí visto por Josignacio" was opened to the public, as a tribute of the artist to the figure of the teacher and the institution that carries his name and treasure the bibliographic heritage of the Cuban nation". Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Maitte Marrero Canda (January 28, 2018). "Una rosa sincera de José Martí a Guatemala". Prensa Latina. Retrieved January 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Yisel Martínez (January 24, 2018). "To be a follower of Martí is to be a patriot. On the 165th anniversary of his birth, José Martí continues to embody the human being to which Cubans aspire". Granma newspaper. Retrieved January 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Juventud Rebelde (January 28, 2018). "Historiador Eusebio Leal destaca trascendencia histórica del apóstol José Martí: Apóstol es aquel que lleva una palabra, el que va a transmitir un mensaje por eso no se le puede despojar de ese título a Martí, subrayó Leal". Retrieved January 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Ted Loos (May 5, 2017). "Knight Foundation Helps Drive Miami Art Scene". Miami Herald Newspaper. Retrieved February 14, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Anne Tschida (December 5, 2017). "Who says Miami's art scene closes in summer? Shows at three spaces prove otherwise". Miami Herald Newspaper. Retrieved February 14, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Anne Tschida (January 2016). "Helen Kohen: A Life Well Lived". Biscayne Times. Retrieved February 14, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Howard Cohen (May 27, 2015). ""Art Historian, former Herald critic Helen Kohen dies at 83" When Helen Kohen retired as the Miami Herald's art critic in 1995 after 17 years on the beat, she left a clear hint of life beyond the newsroom. Kohen was not about to leave the visual arts scene that she was so much a part of grooming in South Florida since moving to Miami Beach in the 1950s". Miami Herald newspaper. Retrieved February 14, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Cintas Foundation Staff (1979). "After his return to the United States, he participated in a number of exhibitions in Miami and became known for his colorful, optimistic landscapes. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Libraries. (Cintas for art, 1979-80)". Cintas Foundation. Retrieved February 14, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Mireya Navarro (October 23, 1999). "How Controversial Art Killed a Museum; In a Case That Parallels 'Sensation,' Cultural Leaders Took On Miami". The New York Times Newspaper. Retrieved February 14, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Hernán Vera Álvarez (June 9, 2016). "Armando Álvarez Bravo: Una vida literaria". El Nuevo Herald newspaper. Retrieved February 15, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Eliset García Delofeu (June 26, 2017). ""Delirium" The vestiges of the drawing serve as the primary idea for the unleashing of an ordered chaos of loose spots and brushstrokes. There are remnants of a figuration flagellated by the explosion of spots and the use of dripping. There are no attachments to the form, nor reminiscences to the perfecting stroke of the drawing. Freedom is the undeniable term to the creation of the artist and this finds the rationale in abstractionism. Convergence of extinct figuration and abstract flights, here is Josignacio". On Cuba. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Lic. Yoel Almaguer de Armas (December 7, 2016). "Plastic Paint Medium: una revolución tecno-pictórica creada en Cuba". Radio Rebelde. Retrieved January 6, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Yoel Almaguer de Armas (January 26, 2017). ""Josignacio y la boca Abierta" The Tiger is a picture that is not displayed. The original will never be displayed. Josignacio painted it but it was a gift painting, made with special effort, perhaps with fear as well, with some curiosity and with the desire that this work was at the level of the person for whom it was created". Radio Rebelde. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Yoel Almaguer de Armas (June 1, 2017). ""Siete Guitarras contra la Homofobia y la transfobia" Seven Adagios for Sappho and Ganymede was an attempt to support the painter Josignacio for the Day against homophobia and transphobia: a visual gift interpreted from the musicality of guitars that are not exact with each other, but that inspire calm, calm and harmony". Radio Rebelde. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- José Ángel Téllez Villalón (November 15, 2017). ""El Martí de Josignacio" Martí seen by Josignacio is the title of the exhibition that occupies these days the gallery The Kingdom of this World of the National Library of Cuba José Martí, recently inaugurated, on the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of this institution and within the framework of the Conference for the National Culture". UNEAC. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Nathalie Mesa Sánchez (November 6, 2017). ""Un Extraordinario Producto Artístico" Under the curatorship of Eliset García Deulofeu, Yoel Almaguer de Armas and Diana R. Crespo Tapia, the exhibition presents us representations of the Martí of the Spanish dancer, the one of the white rose, the one of the black doll, the visionary of the future". Tribuna de la Habana. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- José Ángel Téllez Villalón (November 15, 2017). ""Martí visto por Josignacio" A Cuban artist linked to the neofiguration and abstractionism that this time proposes 28 works, fruit of his approach to the life and work of José Martí, billed with his novel technique of Plastic Paint Medium and his peculiar visual lyric". Ministerio de Cultura República de Cuba. Retrieved March 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Toni Piñera (November 21, 2017). "Visions of Martí. Each generation has left, in the Martian images, their own mythologies, showing us, at the same time, the historical significance at that time assigned to the national heroes". Granma Newspaper. Retrieved November 23, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- MSc. Nora Rodríguez Calzadilla (December 8, 2017). "Martí seen by Josignacio in the soul of art that enhances and exalts. Martí visto por Josignacio en el alma del arte que acrisola y enaltece". Radio Enciclopedia. Retrieved December 31, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Nathalie Mesa Sánchez (January 2, 2018). ""La Identidad de un creador""The Identity of a Creator" On Sunday, November 5, the Tribune of Havana published an article about one of the most profound exhibitions that have taken place in Havana in recent months. The title of the same: Martí seen by Josignacio, comes from the interpretation and representation that this artist has made to the life and work of Our Apostle". Tribuna de La Habana. Retrieved January 4, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- José Ángel Téllez Villalón (January 27, 2018). ""El Martiano Josignacio" Conocí a José Ignacio Sánchez Rius (La Habana, 1963), o simplemente Josignacio, a través de sus pinturas. Fue uno de esos sábados que me "voy de cuadros", en que tuve la dicha de toparme con su exposición Martí visto por Josignacio, en la galería El Reino de este Mundo de la Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba". Cubarte. Retrieved March 27, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Revista de la Biblioteca Nacional José Martí de Cuba (September 18, 2018). ""Martí vs Dos Ríos" Magazine founded in Havana City in the year 1909. With more than a century of been established, this iconic publication have always selected for its covers meaningful images of the most prestigious artists as well significantly events. In this occasion, the directive of the publication No 1 2018, has selected an artwork to illustrate cover and back cover a painting of contemporary Cuban artist Josignacio". Cubarte. Retrieved September 12, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Las Oleadas de resina de Josignacio Culturales by Toni Piñera, Granma newspaper La Habana 4 de Marzo de 1987. Cuba
- Josignacio Plastica by Ele Nussa. Revista Bohemia Marzo 27 de 1987. Cuba
- Exposicion del Joven Pintor Josignacio 17 de septiembre de 1987 Trabajadores newspaper Cuba
- Josignacio Novato del año Plastica by Ele Nussa. Revista Bohemia Septiembre 18 de 1987. Cuba
- Josignacio esta acabando, Los Pasos de un Joven Diligente Plastica by Ele Nussa. Revista Bohemia Abril de 1988. Cuba
- Contacto Dedicated to artist Josignacio by Hilda Rabilero, Cubavision International, Canal 6, 1987. Cuba1988
- Concierto Sentido Dedicated to artist Josignacio and Cuban musician José María Vitier, Cubavision International, Canal 6, 1988. Cuba
- "Revista de la Mañana" "Josignacio nos habla de su novedosa tecnica" an interview by Freddy Moros, Dedicate to Artist Josignacio. Cubavision International, Canal 6, 1988. Cuba
- Josignacio Creador de una novedosa tecnica pictorica by Dinorah del Real "Panorama" Cubavision International, Canal 6, 1988. Cuba
- Josignacio Nuestro Orgullo by Esteban Lamelas, Univision Channel 23, 1996
- Helen Kohen, Two Events Offer Chance to Buy artworks, Fight AIDS Auction, Miami, Florida, The Miami Herald newspaper, April 20, 1990
- Alvarez-Bravo, Armando, De Ronda, Miami, Florida, El Nuevo Herald newspaper, September 4, 1996.
- Alvarez-Bravo, Armando, Josignacio, Miami, Florida, El Nuevo Herald newspaper, July 20, 1996.
- Into the Night by Liz Martinez. Miami New Times, May 15, 1997http://www.miaminewtimes.com/music/into-the-night-6360742
- Cover Illustration for the book Oduduwa Un Secreto de Ifa. by Claudia Mola Fernandez ISBN 978-0-9672988-0-1. 1999
- Emilio Ichikawa Josignacio: un pintor abstracto en Miami, Miami, Florida, El Nuevo Herald newspaper, August 11, 2008.
- Ichikawa, Emilio, Josignacio: un pintor abstracto en Miami, Miami, Florida, El Nuevo Herald, August 11, 2008.
- Alvarez-Bravo, Armando, De Ronda, Miami, Florida, El Nuevo Herald, September 4, 1996.
- "Leonel López-Nussa Exhibition: a confident mosaic about the life of a creator". CMBQ Radio Enciclopedia.
- "Dinorah del Real - EcuRed".
- "Mola Fernandez, Claudia - Iberlibro".
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