William Acosta was born in 1984 in Havana (Cuba), where he currently lives and works.
” I’m interested in the beauty and study of a canon, based on the ideal that advertising imposes on us. I get inspired by images found in photographs, films, advertisements, social networks and other popular media. Not only is the interest in the attractiveness of the portrayed figure, it is also the surrounding environment and what the use of such images represents in our context, which we acquire on many occasions, thanks to digital piracy and black market.
I am interested in the influence of the photographic lens in painting since it is the way in which artists have visualized nature for more than a century and represents an indirect way of observing a place and a lifestyle beyond our reach. I like the appropriation, the use of images processed by other producers, which I manipulate as I please, aimed at presenting to the public something pleasant, feelings of balance, peace and serenity. Attracted by conventional themes such as the human figure and the landscape, I use color in order to create a feeling of permanent warmth”. – William Acosta