José Bedia Valdés, Cuban painter and anthropologist born in Havana on January 13, 1959, studied at the National School of Fine Arts San Alejandro and at the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana.
José Bedia is known for his pieces mixing indigenous cultures and religions, be they Cuban, Amerindian, South American, African or even pre-Columbian. His paintings use very rich symbols, signs and iconography.
Each of his works has several levels of interpretation and demonstrates both the depth of personal research and a deep interest in humans and their cosmogonies. His very spiritual art is an invitation to a metaphysical or contemplative journey. His artistic creations are accompanied by numerous stays in the field where he accompanies his aesthetic search for spiritual encounters, from the Amazon to Central Africa.
The artist has lived and worked at New York State University and with the Dakota Sioux on the Rosebud Reserve.
He currently lives and works in Miami.