Although only in his late twenties, Eleomar Puente possesses a solid command of his craft. His canvases are rich in color and imagery. Puente`s style, rooted in Surrealism, feautures mishapen creatures and birds performing human deeds.
La fuga (The Scape), 1994, is an allegorical painting which addresses in an innovative way the flight of the Cuban balseros. In place of people, the make- shift boat is cramped which crows. They are shown dangerously riding the crest of giant ¨red¨ wave. The crimson waters are a direct reference to those who have lost their lives trying to abandon Castro`s Cuba.