Luis Gómez, ‘Speak in Tongue IV’, 2015, Diana Lowenstein Gallery

About Luis Gómez

Among a vanguard of contemporary Cuban artists to emerge in the early 1990s, Luis Gómez explores our place in the universe, and how our experiences and perceptions shape our values, behavior, and interpersonal and global power dynamics. Producing evocative sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, and videos, Gómez trained as a sculptor, sharpening his sense of how our surroundings influence us, physically and psychologically. This, combined with his emphasis on ideas over the work of art itself, led him to develop immersive, mixed-media installations and experimental, semi-abstract videos and photographs, through which he exposes the thin line between perception and prejudices, especially in the history of art and its social and economic milieus. In the video, Coartada (Be There), Gómez overlays references to Europe onto images of his Havana home, breaking down long-held hierarchies to create parity between them.

Cuban , b. 1968