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Artist Spotlight: Gustavo del Valle

Gustavo del Valle was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1985. He graduated from the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA). City of Havana, Cuba in 2010 and of the Professional Academy of Fine Arts of Cienfuegos (Benny Moré), in 2004. del Valle currently works as a professor at the Higher Institute of Arts, ISA. Cuba. His piece "Times Change" (below) was featured at ArteMorfosis in Zurich, Switzerland.

A video of Gustavo's newest installation: "Times Change" from the series Where Is Faith?

"This piece works as a monument in tribute to how times, identities, lives, ways of acting and thinking changed for all the people of the world after this terrible pandemic. The work has two levels that represent two social layers. In those below, only the silhouettes of people are appreciated as support and color of society. The module that is located in the center works as a base and metaphor between a coffin and the physical loss of those moments without the fear of being infected, shown in five metal sheets. Finally, those of above in which the representation is in the minority, the images refer us to comfort or accommodation, in seven silhouettes as a way of measuring time, the seven days of the week in which we are all vulnerable, no one escapes reality and fear."

Gustavo del Valle: Sunbathing
2020, Cast aluminum sculpture
17 x 48 x 13cm

Gustavo del Valle: Untitled 2
2019, Cast aluminum sculpture
80 x 90 x 44cm

Gustavo del Valle: Marathon, 2014. Cast aluminum sculpture.

Gustavo del Valle

represented by
Cuban Fine Arts Gallery
255 McKibbin St, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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