Carnival’s abstract poster will be a talking point
A poster which organisers realise will be a “talking point” has been officially chosen to portray the 2015 Santa Cruz Carnival.
Next year’s theme is “The Future” with hundreds of thousands of people set to enjoy the host of colourful events and parades between February 11th and 22nd.
The official poster is entitled “Coral de Carnaval” and has been created by local artist Alejandro Tosco and is oil on canvas.
The Mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez said that over the course of all the Carnivals, they had not always chosen local artists but they were glad to do so on this occasion as they knew Alejandro loved the city.
Commenting on the diversity of opinion over the work, he said the poster choice always generated controversy and to some extent, this was good.
However, all the judges in the competition had held faith with the winning artist right from the beginning.
The artist himself said the design was true to his abstract roots and had several meanings which people could interpret in different ways.
Alejandro was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1975 and has exhibited in locations such as Paris and New York, finding inspiration in the landscapes of the Canary Islands. He develops layer by layer to create textures.