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My name is E Alba. I was born in Havana, Cuba. I live and work in Canada. I am a self-taught artist.

I started to express myself through art using photography. From the very first moment that I had a camera in my hands, I realized that I did not want to take pictures of people in a studio, instead I just wanted to capture the life that was evolving around me, especially on the streets.

Around the time that I started to take my first steps in photography I moved to Barcelona, Spain. In Barcelona I started to work as a photographer for the Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona and also for some magazines. Around this time I started to exhibit some of my photos in art galleries in Barcelona.

To be able to better understand this world and myself I decided to travel as much as I could, and in this way, to be able to learn from people who are living in different kinds of societies and cultures. I have lived in Cuba, Spain, England, Germany, United States and Canada.

After many years working in photography I started to feel that I wanted to have more freedom to show or to express ideas that were deep hidden inside my brain or we might say my subconscious.

A few years ago I started to learn how to paint on canvas, in the same way I learned photography, by teaching myself using any kind of source.

Here are my paintings. It is I, it is as if I were looking at you from a window, each painting is a window into something or out of something.