William Acosta (1984, Havana)

William Acosta is an active member of Havana’s art scene. Since his graduation from the Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Habana, he has completed four solo exhibitions, and his paintings have been featured in group exhibitions around the world. Today his work is recognized and coveted internationally.

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Surplus Value #3, 2018
Acrylic on canvas, stretched
40” x 40”

The original objective of my work is to show my interest for the ideals that publicity imposes on us. I represent the taste of a group that is obsessed with iconography, elegance, and exaggerated glamour.
I take things from there, from the world of fashion and the glitter of glamour, from the consumerist esthetics. This whole group of words is the material used in my creations, and I think it works for me. In my opinion, it is the image of a stylized, sophisticated world distant from our daily context. –
William Acosta