Gustavo Díaz Sosa

Questioning faith and political power is present in the work of Gustavo Díaz Sosa. Masses of tiny characters, wrapped in stormy sepia spots, they seem to tell a story that stifles a whole humanity. A concert of charcoal is entangled in each other in his drawings conforming human cobwebs by a green and rotten resin, giving the feeling of being immersed in the chaos. The circular compositions and perfect use of perspective absorb the viewer into the center. It’s like a whirlwind that traps the viewer.

In his paintings we see unusual desolate landscapes, burned and worn, paradises where there was once life but now everything is dead. There is silence and peace, as if the absence of man was the very glory. This is a dramatic and chaotic speech, perhaps, but it is the hard and sincere reality that the artist tries to show.

 

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Series “As above, so below; as within, so without”, 2018. Mixed media on linen. 130 x 162 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Series “About Bureaucrats and Godfathers”, 2018. Mixed media on linen. 150 x 150 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Babylon 21st century, 2017. Charcoal and watercolor on paper. 70 x 100 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Infierno, 2017. Mixed media on canvas. 50 x 150 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – El infierno, pero no según cuenta Dante, 2017. Acrylic and charcoal on linen. 81 x 100 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Serie Babylon s XXI, 2017. Mixed media on linen. 130 x 195 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – De la serie “Quien tenga ojos, que vea”, 2017. Mixed media on wood. 80 x 100 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – De la serie “Como es arriba es abajo, como es dentro es fuera”, 2017. Mixed media on linen. 150 x 200 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Series “About Bureaucrats and Godfathers”, 2017. Charcoal, watercolor and acrylic on paper. 70 x 100 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Series “About Bureaucrats and Godfathers”, 2017. Charcoal and watercolor on paper. 70 x 100 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Series “About Bureaucrats and Godfathers”, 2018. Mixed media on linen. 130 x 195 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – The Eternal Return, 2017. Charcoal and acrylic on paper. 70 x 100 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Series Dante’s Hell, 2017. Charcoal on paper. 70 x 100 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Series Dante’s Hell, 2017. Charcoal and watercolor on paper. 70 x 100 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa – Series “Dante’s Hell”, 2017. Charcoal and acrylic on paper. 70 x 100 cm