Osvaldo González Aguiar
1982, Camagüey, Cuba
Osvaldo González tries to give autonomy to the objects existing in his familiar and intimate's spaces. Starting from objective reality, he articulates new realities and representations of things. Rooms, objects and titles are repeated in his work year after year; so that the best way to understand them will be from the space of the visual memory.
His pictorial work is closely linked to the tradition of abstractionism and, at the same time, is interested in playing with the Art History. This is the reason why his work is plagued with quotes and references to the different ways of facing the practice of painting.
González is graduated from the Escuela Profesional de Artes Plásticas (Camagüey) in 2000 and from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) (Havana) in 2006. He has developed several solo shows, including Autofagia, at Galería Servando (Havana, 2016); Cómo es lo que es, at the Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV) (Havana, 2014); Una escena doméstica (Havana, 2012), collateral exhibition to the XI Havana Biennial; Temas aislados (Madrid, 2010), in the gallery Luz y Suárez del Villar. Simultaneously, his work has been included in numerous collective exhibitions such as Nido sin árbol, Galería Continua-UNAICC (Havana, 2016); Las riberas del Aqueronte, intervention that took place in the Farmacia Johnson, collateral to the XII Havana Biennial (Havana, 2015); El extremo de la bala. Una década de arte cubano, at the Pabellón Cuba; Bomba, at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam (Havana, 2010); Open Dreams, Buena Vista Building (Florida, 2010); Cuba, the next generation, Cuban Art Space (New York, 2005), among others.