Osvaldo González’s (b. 1982, Camagüey, Cuba) practice centres on spatial experimentation and architecture, and emerges from a meticulous and laborious interaction with his chosen materials. In his large-scale installation works, physical spaces and objects from daily life intertwine in unexpected ways. Plastic wraps envelop electric lights, cardboard boxes are reworked as furniture, circular clear sheets are placed on hardwood floors.
González’s most recent work manifests as light screens, transferring the experiential dimensions of his installations to the two-dimensional format. These smaller formats are devoid of human presence, contrasting with his larger site-specific installations in which whole rooms and architectural features are encompassed in González’s now distinctive warm hue, emanating from the adhesive tape.
A graduate of the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana (2006), González has exhibited solo shows and installations across Europe and South America, including Tenuta Casenuove, Italy (2022), NC-Arte, Bogotá, Colombia (2020), and the 11th Havana Biennial. González was invited to New York City’s ‘Residency Unlimited’ program by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and was awarded the Acquisition Award for Best Emerging Artist in the Zona Maco art fair, Mexico City (2019).
González lives and works in Spain.