Born in Camagüey, Cuba, he first studied painting at the Escuela Nacional de Arte, and later at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Fabelo's most recent works in drawing, watercolor, oil, and installation focus on the human condition, incorporating distorted human and animal figures into portraits and fantastic scenery. He employs elements of Expressionism and Surrealism in his work, while at the same time grounding the images in an almost academic and historical setting in order to question the division between fantasy and reality.
In addition to working as an artist, Fabelo teaches art in Cuba, and has also worked as an illustrator for novels by the Columbian author Gabriel García Márquez. His work has been shown in more than 40 solo exhibitions, and over 500 group exhibitions, worldwide, in countries such as Switzerland, Japan, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Ecuador.
Fabelo lives and works in Havana, Cuba.
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