Eugenio Duranti was born in Guanabacoa, a small town in the province of Havana, Cuba, in 1950. He attended primary and secondary shool in the Escolapios of Guanabacoa. He early inclination to the arts encouraged him to study percussion at the Conservatory Guillermo Tomás. He studied at the vocational school of art Luis Augusto Turcios Lima, in the town of Varadero, Matanzas province in 1966 and in the vocational night school of painting in the Municipal Council and in the artistic and literary Liceo of Guanabacoa, Havana City, Cuba in 1968 and 1969. Additionally, was also skilled in writing and musical composition.
He participated in several exhibitions of art in different provinces of the country: In 1968, “A Future Triumphs” Gallery of art Wilfredo Lam, Cacocún, city of Holguin, Oriente province, Cuba. Oil on canvas. In 1968, “Triumphs of a Future” Moncada Art Gallery, Santigo de Cuba, Oriente province, Cuba. Oil on canvas. In 1969, “Cuba and its people” Art and Culture Center, Santa Isabel de Las Lajas, province of Las Villas, Cuba, Oill on canvas. In 1969, “Cuba and its people” Cultural Center of Santa Clara, province of Las Villas, Cuba. Oil on canvas. In 1970, “Unforgettable faces” Art Gallery Emilio Rivero Merlin, Regla, municipality of Guanabacoa. Oil on canvas. In 1970, “Homage to our Apóstol José Marti” exhibition in Art Festival, Paseo del Prado and Malecón, city of Havana, Cuba. Oil on canvas. In 1970, “Path of a Triumphy” artistic and Literary Liceo de Guanabacoa, Guanabacoa municipality, city of Havana, Cuba. Oil on canvas. 1970, “Unforgettable faces” Museum of Guanabacoa, municipality of Guanabacoa, Havana City, Cuba. Oil on canvas. In 2009, “Cuban Art” Gallery “The Art of Freedom”, Miami, Florida, United. Oil on canvas.
The imagination and ingenuity displayed in his works, made him deserving of several awards, as well as invitations to exhibitions abroad; plans that were never carried out.
Despite graduating from the Univercity of Havana in medicine, in 1975. Due to political conflicts, he suffered imprisonment and torture for four months by the repressive apparatus of the Castro regime in Seguridad del Estado. So he was not allowed to practice his profession never more. He was placed in home detention, to recover from the damage caused by two the myocardial infarctions; time used to escape the country towards to the United Sates.
In September 2003, was the victim or a life changing, a car accident that caused permanent physical disability. But his desire to progress and grow given for the difficulties of life, made him continue to pursue artistic creation through the paint, and make him, the professional artist it is today.
With his spatula and brushes, Duranti has managed to translate an impressive hiperrealism in the works, enhancing the authenticity and beauty of its roots. Through its unique and mysterious techniques, each work becomes a world full of magic and beautiful memories.
1968 “Future Triumphs” Art Gallery “Wilfredo Lam”, Cacocún, city of Holguín, Oriente province, Cuba.
1968 “Future Triumphs” Moncada Art Gallery. Santiago de Cuba, Oriente province.
1969 “Cuba and its people” Art and Cultural Center of Santa Isabel de Las Lajas, Las Villas province, Cuba .
1969 “Cuba and its people” Province Cultural Center of Santa Clara, Las Villas province, Cuba.
1970 “Unforgettable Faces” Art Gallery Emilio Rivero Merlín. Municipio de Regla, Havana city. Cuba.
2010 ” Remembranzas de Cuba” Galeria de Arte Evartpainting. Miami, Florida.
2015 ” A Little Bit of Everythings” Instituto de Cultura Hispana en Houston, Tx. Marzo 21.
2015 “A Little Bit of Everythings” Noche Latina at Toyota Center. Marzo 27.
2015 “A Little Bit of Everythings” Instituto de Cultura Hispana en Houston, Tx. Closing of Exibicion. Abril, 4.
2015 “A Little Bit of Everythings” Exposicion with “Roquet Game” at Toyota Center, Houston, Tx.
2015 Exposicion libre en el Festival del Libro. Octubre 31 at Bayland Park. Houston, Texas.
1970 “Homage to our Apóstol José Martí” Art Festival at Paseo del Prado y Malecón, Havana City, Cuba.
1970 “Path of a Triumphy” Artictic and Literaly Liceo de Guanabacoa. Havana city. Cuba.
2009 “Cuban Art” Galería “The Art of Freedom”. Miami, Florida. USA.
2012 “Art Festival Domain” Austin, Texas. Video Clip and interview made for TV Telemundo. March 23.
2012 “Art Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 30, 31 and April 1st.
2012 “42nd Annual Houston International Art Festival Eternal Tango” 21 & 22 April.
2015 “Noche de las Américas” 50th Anniversary of Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston, Texas, on October 16. Interview with Mega, TV.
2015 Gallery at “Cuban International Festival” on October 17. Interview with Mega, TV and interview with Martin Berlanga from Telemundo, Houston.
1970 “Unforgettable Faces” Guanabacoa Museum. Havana city, Cuba.
Foto con mi amigo el pintor Bill Scott, de San Antonio, Texas en el Festival de Arte de Corpus Christi, en Marzo, 2012
Foto con el artista escultor Ancisar Marin, de Miami, Florida, en el Festival de Arte celebrado en Hou ston,Texas, en el 2011.
Fotos con los pintores de Queretaro, Mexico, los artistas J.M Medrano y Angel Gonzales en el 42nd Annual Houston International Art Festival en memoria al Eterno Tango.
Foto con el pintor brasileño Tony Paraná en el 42nd Annual Houston International Festival Eternal Tango el 21 y 22 de Abril, 2012