I admire artists who open their souls to the world. The ones who incite empathy by sharing their pain and frustrations authentically. Great artists know that no one is exempt from life's vicissitudes.

My paintings are an attempt to follow in the footsteps of those who I admire. My art process is one of turning inwards, towards the fire. It is the fire that we are so afraid of that fuels the artistic spirit.

Each piece is one-of-a-kind and is painted by hand with either acrylic paint or gouache on paper or plywood. High quality prints of the paintings on 100% cotton rag paper are available for sale through the ‘purchase’ section of this website. If you have any questions, you can email me directly at pablo [at] cubanica [dot] com. I would be happy to hear from you.

Pablo Medina has a BFA in drawing and a MS in communication design from Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute. Fresh out of grad school he teamed up with David Carson (one of his design heroes), and set out to infuse the design world with his flair of post-modernist typeface designs that drew from his love of Latin-American popular culture. For the past ten years, he has run his own multi-disciplinary graphic design studio called Cubanica that is located in the heart of the East Village of New York City. Pablo is Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Parsons the New School for Design and has taught there since the year 2000. He has also taught at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and at California College of the Arts (CCA). In 1999, his typeface designs were exhibited in the Design Triennial exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum.