In the works of Renelio Marin, there is an overarching analysis of the instrumental reason which lies at the base of Western technological advances, social relations and alienation, ideas which echo the ideological agendas of the Marxist revolution in his native Cuba. Marin’s practice concerns itself with the effects such ideas exert on science and technology by creating a new, emancipated world where man is liberated from the natural environment. Marin’s youth spent in Cuba directly influences his method in creating a historical paradox in the search for freedom which Western modernity has degenerated into a system of fear, terror, alienation and oppression.
Renelio Marin was born in Havana, Cuba. He studied at the San Alejandro Fine Arts School, Havana and he also received a B.A. in Studio Art from Hunter College, New York City in 2009. He received his M.A. in Media, Culture and Communication, with a concentration in Visual Studies from New York University in 2011.