Misleidys was born with brain, hearing and autistic impediments. She has always lived in her own secluded world, inserted in a familiar environment. Painting with watercolors and pencils has been her great passion since early childhood.
Over time, the sketching of muscular male figures with hard facial features has become central to her work. Gradually these figures she colors, cuts and pastes on the wall have acquired a large format –even bigger than the actual human size– and can be looked at as sculptures.
Her father left home when she was a young kid. As a result, she acquired a rather particular vision of masculinity: a caricatured stereotype of the super strong and muscular man who marks his anatomy extending his arms up and down. These burly characters wear tiny laced underpants with the letter "E" inscribed inside a heart, or else they have been stripped of all clothing.
In this way, Misleidys breaks with convention and inscribes her work in the contemporary debate around genre: she highlights the absence of male nudes throughout art history (except for the representations of the great gods of classical mythology) and the prevalence of the female nude body.
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
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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