Pedro ‘Piki’ Mendizabal (b.1982, Havana)—who fled communist Cuba in 2008 for freedom in the United States, settling in New Orleans in 2010 (where he has lived since)—is the quintessential Cuban-diaspora artist of his generation for he has mastered oneiric, narrative, abstractionist and figurative-expressionist currents within the Modernist tradition to generate a unique and transcendent aesthetic personality that articulates the epic of exile and locates its hero and point of view in the realm of Reflection. 

Ricardo Pau-Llosa, 

Cuban-American poet, art critic of Latin American art in the US