Gustavo Acosta

Country: Cuba
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Gustavo Acosta is a Cuban artist who was born in 1958, in Havana, Cuba. He attended the Superior Institute of Art (ISA), and the School of Visual Arts San Alejandro, both in Havana, Cuba. He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida, United States.

Acosta’s work can be found in many private collections around the world, and institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, in Miami, Florida; the Nassau County Museum of Art, in New York; and the National Museum of Fine Arts, in Havana, Cuba.

Looking at Acosta’s trajectory, we can see how he has been portraying the different cities where he has lived, sometimes while living there and then again after having moved away. Acosta is an endogenous observer, he presents the cities as he sees them, through the places he knew or passes by daily. There is always an emotional intensity behind Acosta’s artwork, partially reflected in the artist’s brushstroke and partially in the viewer’s interpretation according to his or her own experiences. Acosta’s pieces have the power of inciting all kinds of thoughts perhaps because of their voids. The negative space works out as a positive one, and what is implicit becomes the most important part of the piece.

Concordia, 2016

12th Avenue, 2016

Le Jeune, 2016

TMH, 2016

Ponce, 2016

El Gallo, 2016

JFK, 2016

Left Shoulder, 2016

Winter, 2016

Gables, 2016

The Book of Hours, 2015

April, 2015

Untitled, 2014

Close Up, 2015

Here, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Gulf of Mexico, 2014

Demos, 2013

The Spiritual, 2012

Without Looking Out Of My Window, 2012

Postcards from Havana, 2012

Postcards from Havana, 2012

Postcards from Havana, 2012

The Sound of Wind, 2011

Dania Beach, 2011

At The Door Again, 2010

Corner Lot, 2011

Local Color, 2010

Codigos Secretos, 2010

Codigos Secretos, 2010

The Blue Shade, 2010

Codigos Secretos [Suite], 2010

La Noche Anterior, 2009

It's Fire, 2008

Vision Interior II, 2007

Untitled, 2007

The Day Before, 2006

Early Sunday Morning, Peru, 2005

Teorama, 2004

Apenas Ilumina Su Oscuridad, 1987