José Vincench: Recent Works

5 - 26 February 2022

Working with gold leaf to compose elegant abstractions of gold and white, a balance of seemingly facile geometric forms and bizarre idiosyncracies, Vincench attempts to dismantle the discordant countenance of Cuba through artistic measures.  These asymmetric abstractions utilize the precious, and often spiritual, material that is gold as a vessel to not only bend light, but shine it on Cuban social life and political idealism.  “Their asymmetry reflect the asymmetry – absurdity, certainly contrariness – of Vincench’s situation in Cuba: an artist making abstract art implicity critical of its authoritarianism doesn’t exactly fit into it, however tolerated he may be, even respected as an intriguing anomaly, that is, the proverbial and celebrated exception that proves the rule.” – Donald Kuspit