Wednesday, June 10, 2015

July 10 | Apotheosis of one Humankind: New Works by Gustavo Diaz Sosa

Apotheosis of one Humankind: New Works by Gustavo Díaz Sosa
Opening July 10, 6-8 pm at Anacostia Arts Center, 1235 Good Hope Rd SE

The paintings of Gustavo Díaz Sosa (b. Cuba, 1983) convey his perception of The State, The Power, and anything that involves human submission. More than serve as a social or explicit protest manifesto, Díaz Sosa’s paintings are an existential projection of our looming future, in light of modern history.

“We are living in an age of apostasy.” This is genesis of Gustavo Díaz Sosa’s expressive universe. Even though the term apostate is usually used to define a person who repudiates their religious faith, Díaz Sosa allocates it to the liberal and solitary attitude with which the contemporary human rejects the historically-established dogmas and stigmas of modern society. He portrays society’s thirst for liberty in a poetic manner. Humanity seems to be shaped at the whim of those in power, but we now live in a time in which we must cut the threads of the puppets we have become.

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