Gustavo Acosta- A Series of Unconnected Thoughts
LnS GALLERY is honored to present Gustavo Acosta: A Series of Unconnected Thoughts, showcasing the most recent, and timely body of twelve acrylic on canvas paintings that reflect the fragmented realities experienced throughout a unique moment in human history. Completed entirely in 2020, this pertinent exhibition is Acosta’s first solo show at LnS Gallery and is curated by Dennys Matos.
Acosta describes his work as “an investigation into the human condition, utilizing as testimony not the individual, but the individual’s creative footprint.” Inspired by American Realism, his interpretation of architecture as an emblem of power explores the social and political aspects that buildings represent. This new series of work by Acosta uses his iconic style of vibrant, profound imagery of urban settings, at times intervened by a human presence or besieged by unruly nature, in conjuring intense moods in a reflection of lived realities. Recognizable structures from the cities in which he has lived and visited: from Havana and Mexico City to Madrid, New York, and Miami, become the concrete formations within each composition that read as both beautiful, and sometimes disturbing.
Acosta was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1958. He attended the San Alejandro Academy, and later on the Superior Institute of Art (ISA), both in Havana. Acosta left Cuba in 1993 and moved to Miami in 1994, where he works and resides today.