Installation at Grand Teatro Alicia Alonso during 13th Havana Biennial (2019) (Photo: Thomas Jaeckel)


Recent Works 

February 5 – 26, 2022


532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is pleased to present Recent Works by José Ángel Vincench, the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.  


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


Vincench (born 1973, Holguín, Cuba) is a Cuban artist, living and working in Havana. He completed his art studies in Havana’s Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA). His works have been exhibited in New York, Zurich, and Havana.  He is featured in the UBS Art Collection, New York, and Chris von Christierson Collection, London, as well as many private collections internationally.

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