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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Gustavo Acosta I Transpositions

 

June 22 - August 17, 2019

 

Opening Reception June 22, 4-7PM

 


Latin American Masters is pleased to present Transpositions, recent paintings by Gustavo Acosta. Acosta's paintings have always reflected his fascination with architecture. What gives Acosta's recent paintings their vitality is the evolution of his architectural forms towards their essential, elemental geometry.


 
Transpositions features twelve paintings, many of which have a segmented, split-screen structure. Their imagery is the product of a denatured, electronically mediated world. Dystopian critiques aside, these paintings have a formal power that can be traced to their geometric construction. Characteristic of the series is a large canvas from 2019, Trophy, which features a low-angle view of a freestanding diving board. The surrounding sky is a luminous construction of pixel-like squares. Curiously, Acosta's sky seems more real than the platform it surrounds. In its order and precision, Acosta's geometry offers a counterpoint to the grim realities of his timeworn urban landscape. 


 
Art historian Donald Kuspit observes, "The shadow that haunts Acosta's worldly cities suggests they are illusions-theatrical illusions which people mistake for reality." Given Acosta's personal history: experiencing the idealism of post-revolutionary Cuba and the inequities and oppression that followed, it is not surprising that Acosta's work reflects a knowing skepticism. His paintings seem to question the viewer, silently asking: "What do you see? Are you sure? Look again?"


 
Gustavo Acosta's recent exhibitions include: Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York (Essay by Donald Kuspit); Caixa Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art, Havana, Cuba; Centro Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Vitoria, Spain; Carrillo Gil Museum of Art, Mexico City. Mexico; USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, among others.  
 


For more information on the exhibition, please contact Stephanie Mercado at (310) 829-4455, or visit our website at LatinAmericanMasters.com. 

 

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Artworks

Gustavo Acosta
Gustaco Acosta painting of Lab Test V
Gustavo Acosta painting of Mind Games 1
Gustavo Acosta painting og Norther Lights
Gustavo Acosta painting of Overexposed
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