ndres Acosta began his career in painting three years ago and has gone through many stages of evolution in the search of a personal style that will forever be his own. This search may be never-ending but Acosta's journey certainly is gaining a lot of buzz with his Instagram account resting at a cool 19,600 followers. His work has also been exhibited at the Denver Mirus Gallery, Chicago's Zhou B Art Center, New York's Limner Gallery and more. It seems that the public is intrigued by this artist that refuses to be defined by a genre or could it be that the masses enjoy Acosta's work because he has created a genre for himself that has no boundary. Let's find out.
Let us use a chronological comparison to show the visual range of Acosta's work. The image at left is a oil painting on canvas made in December 2017 and the image at right shows a chalk on paper from April 2019.
The 'Pink Triangle' (my name) is a youthful, energetic work that can be deduced by the bursting colors and the various elements surrounding the main central shape. What are these pointing lines and protruding colors? It seems that Acosta's strong suit resides within his ability to create vast amounts of space on a seemingly flat plane. For example, does the bright blue rectangle float above the pink plane or does it stand beside it , implanted into the pink ground like a sky scraper? Where does the larger blue rectangle land, does it fly past the building or float above it. The thin white line helps to create this visual paradox and this sort of artistic complexity may be the reason these paintings are gaining so much traction.
The painting below is much different and emanates a more mature, minimalist style. This work shows how Acosta is now focusing on the framing of his floating shapes. Once again there are questions that need to be raised, is the orange orb connected to the ground like a tree or is it releasing a blue smoke while entering the square stratosphere? All good questions to ask...
Check out more of Andres Acosta's work here.