Diana Fonseca


One of the most interesting Cuban artists, Fonseca dismantles the simple things of life, and everyday events in her art. Her work is part of various collections including: Foundation Jean Boghossian, Brussels, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, Ella Cisneros Collection, Miami and Gilbert Brownstone Foundation, Paris, amongst others.

About her work:

Diana Fonsecas’ Degradations are works conformed by scraps of paint layers from different Havana facades. Such random old paints overlapped generates an abstract visuality that rescues, from an autonomous artwork, the city's history and the intimate history of the individuals that inhabit it. The title itself points to the series idea: “Degradación” (degradation in a temporal and physical sense: deterioration, fading, forgetting, and also, logically, in a symbolic dimension).

Represented by El Apartamento Gallery, Havana (Cuba)