Born in Cuba in 1960, painter Alberto Godoy fled the oppression of his native country in 1980. However, he brought with him to the United States vivid memories of his Caribbean homeland, which are reflected in his bold, colorful, warm-hued, and exotic images. In a body of recent works, Godoy has embraced symbolic folkloric themes depicting scenes from everyday historical Cuban life.
Godoy’s particular representation of primitivism is projected through his use of exaggerated volume, reflecting his philosophy of nature in the spherical system of our universe. Alberto Godoy’s Art is the world’s leading online art gallery, connecting people with art they love and provides artists from around the world with an expertly curated environment in which to enjoy and purchase their work.
Godoy has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at Spirit of Eco and El Taller Gallery in Austin, TX; Winter Street Art Center, Albert Gallery and Blosson Street Gallery & Sculpture Park in Houston, TX; Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Triunfando Awards; Southwestern Art Gallery, Coral Gables, FL; The Schacknow Museum Of Fine Art, Plantation, FL; and Ervab Art Gallery.
Cuban art is an exceptionally diverse cultural blend of African, South American, European and North American elements, reflecting the diverse demographic makeup of the island. Cuban artists embraced European modernism, and the early part of the 20th century saw a growth in Cuban avant-garde movements, which were characterized by the mixing of modern artistic genres.
His work appears in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the US, Europe and South America. There is a flourishing street art movement influenced by Latin American artists José Guadalupe Posada and the muralist Diego Rivera.