Roidley Navarro is a Cuban visual artist currently based in Trinidad. He began his career as a painter, but after developing allergies to chemicals present in oil painting, transitioned into drawing predominantly with charcoal. Navarro creates highly detailed scenes in shades of black and white, punctured with the occasional deliberately chosen color.
The objects and subject matters of Navarro’s oeuvre are conveyed with a blend of realistic, fantastical, and metaphorical elements, to draw the viewer just beyond the realm of earthly possibility. His artworks tackle themes of intuitive wisdom, recontextualized objects, and childhood.