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    Alberto del Pozo: Ochumare

Art: The sultry mystic gods and goddesses of Alberto del Pozo

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Prepare to get knocked sideways into a cosmic, electric lady land of colour and texture in these paintings by Cuban artist Alberto del Pozo. These meticulously drawn portraits of gods and goddesses and tropical scenes of drape-heavy boudoirs are mind blowing! Something mystical about these paintings makes me feel that they wouldn’t look out of place in a Sultan’s palace, nor hanging in the hallway of Del Boy’s flat in Only Fools and Horses. Although visually rich, these paintings have a rather sombre back story – they are inspired by the slave trade, and the forcing of religious practice on to those who believe in another deity entirely. You can read more about them and the artist over here on But Does it Float?

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    Alberto del Pozo: Ogun

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    Alberto del Pozo: Ecchu Eleggua

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    Alberto del Pozo: Chango

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    Alberto del Pozo: Untitled

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    Alberto del Pozo: Untitled

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    Alberto del Pozo: Untitled

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    Alberto del Pozo: Ochumare

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.