Yaniel Agrafojo is a self-taught artist born on December 17, 1984, in Guanabacoa, Havana. From a young age, he had an acute photographic memory, reproducing images of locomotives and trains in every detail of their parts, down to the smallest. His social behavior was limited, very introverted, and he demonstrated scant communication skills while growing up. His interest in drawing and detailing the faces of famous singers with the application of the technique of chiaroscuro and drawing with colored pencils also grew. He began to face bullying problems in high school and, taking refuge in his family, his escape was drawing. He was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (autism spectrum behavior).
Through drawing, he channeled his concerns and frustrations until with help and specialized advice he overcame his social difficulties, and also improved his work, developing photorealism through the technique of drawing with colored pencils and achieving a meticulous level of detail that manages to amaze any viewer.
I Thought I Was AsleepNaemi Org 14 Nov 2020 - 16 Jan 2021Our catalog of works includes important names of Cuban Outsider Art masters, internationally recognized, such as Jorge Alberto Cadi “El Buzo” and Misleidys Castillo, and other talented creators, like Yaniel Agrafojo, Gary Brewer, Isaac Crespo, Peyi, Damián Valdes Dilla, and Robert Wright.Read more
Outsider Art-Charity AuctionCharity Auction to benefit South Florida Wellness Network, Inc. 12 Dec 2020 - 16 Jan 2021NAEMI, in collaboration with ART CODE SPACE, is proud to announce a benefit auction on the permanent art collection of NAEMI (National Arts Exhibitions of the Mentally III). The auction will start running online from December 12 to December 19, 2020, and it will donate 15% of the sales proceeds to benefit South Florida Wellness Network, Inc. The catalog of works will include important names of Cuban Outsider Art masters, internationally recognized, such as Jorge Alberto Cadi “El Buzo” and Misleidys Castillo, and other talented creators, like Yaniel Agrafojo, Gary Brewer, Isaac Crespo, Peyi, Damián Valdés Dilla, Robert Wright, among others.Read more