Orlando Boffill Hernandez was born in Havana, Cuba on October 16, 1964. In 1980, he enrolled in painting and drawing classes at the Taller de Artes Plasticas under the direction of the painter and sculptor Orestes Vergel and located in the municipality of San Miguel del Padron. At the time, the Taller de Artes Plasticas was located in the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. From this experience, the artists’ group called Vigia emerged and Boffill participated with this group in various collective exhibitions. In 1985, he began his university career working towards a Master’s degree in Art History at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana. Currently Boffill lives and paint in Syracuse, New York.
His paintings bright, light and fun, meanwhile, if you look into them or read title of paintings, you can realize they have deep thoughts. Inspired by many master artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henry Matisse, Joan Miro, and Vincent Van Gogh, his paintings are very high quality of the color, form, and composition aspect. The texture of the surface and the expression of organic lines have built up his style that no one can imitate. His attitude of life, finds hope and maintains be positive even in difficult realities, melt in his paintings. As an immigrant who has left his home country Cuba, he misses his hometown and longs for freedom.