July 27, 1965- September 25, 2020
On Friday evening September 25, 2020 printmaking in Cuba lost a kind and gentle soul. Luis Lamothe Duribe was a keen observer of the Cuban society. As a self-taught artist he shared his passion for printmaking and Cuban life through a series of print shops that were born of the street and were transient. His chief objective was to promote cultural links among people, regardless of who they might be. The taller (printshop) had visitors from all walks of life; intellectuals, marginal people, transvestites, homosexuals who came and shared their personal stories interacting with members of the taller.
Starting in 2003, Lamothe created series of woodcuts The Great Sofa, which included 50 prints spanning a of length of 98 feet, celebrating the nightlife of the Malecón, Havana.
Lamothe actively exhibited internationally and his work is in collections in the Dominican Republic, the United States, Mexico, Spain, Germany, France, the United States, Puerto Rico.