Luis Rodríguez NOA, also known as NOA, is a contemporary artist, born June 14, 1970 in Baracoa (Guantánamo), Cuba. He lives and works in Havana, where he graduated from National Art School in 1989, and in 1994 from the Higher Institute of Industrial Design (as a designer of Visual Communication). NOA is a member of the Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).

The son of an artist, he grew up surrounded by paintings, books, and an incredibly artistic atmosphere. His first drawing classes were given by his father, artist Luis Eliades Rodríguez Martínez at the uniquely Cuban institution “Casa de la Cultura”. At the tender age of 12 the young NOA was selected by the Cuban art school and left home to start his art studies.

NOA’s work often focuses on the natural chaos, absurd, and sometimes surreal natures of Cuban existence, particularly the inherent in the culture of Havana street life. Read more of the biography…