Gustavo Díaz SosaNovember 21, 2011
Gustavo Diaz Sosa was born on July 20th in Sagua Grande, Cuba. Since a very young age, he showed interest in the arts, in particular drawing. At the early age of 6 he would paint with left over paint from the car repair shop, some of these drawings won prizes in contests for drawing. After several years of intense dedication, in 1998 Gustavo was accepted by the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Academy of Fine Arts) “San Alejandro” in La Habana, Cuba.
He became familiar with contemporary discourse on emerging art in Cuba. During this time, the artist was able to showcase his work at several solo exhibitions and in August of 2000 was honored with the presence of Fidel Castro at the exhibition titled “Tiempo, entre silencios pictóricos” (Time in between silent drawings). The critics and the press facilitated the public recognition that would lead his career expansion. He became involved in collective projects and in the making of murals, traveling in the company of other artists to Quito, Ecuador, mounting an exposition at the Capilla del Hombre (Chapel of Man) in an homage to Oswaldo Guayasamin the painter and traveling to Italy, showcasing his work at the Artistic Primo Liceo of Turin.
Gustavo Diaz Sosa graduated with the golden title in 2002. He has since moved to Spain, exhibiting widely, invited as a resident artist at Arteleku in San Sebastian, and settled in the outskirts of Madrid, where he lives and works today.