Born amid the turmoil of 1960’s Cuba, Godoy brings to his art the indelible stamp of his Caribbean homeland. Fleeing the oppression of the Castro regime in 1980, he retained the vivid imagery of my country’s people, customs, and landscapes. His art is a reflection of these influences.
Godoy’s paintings channel the rhythm of everyday Cuban life and culture, and portray a close affinity with his subjects. They also depict the wealth and depth of the diverse Hispanic culture, exposing every aspect of the Latino experience with themes ranging from indigenous and rural life of Colonial Latin America to contemporary images. Embracing these common-place yet lyrical themes, he relays the beauty of them using bold, vibrant, warm-hued, exotic imagery.
His interpretation of post-modern primitivism is projected through the use of exaggerated volume, his signature style. At the heart of his work is one basic philosophy: that perfection is found in the spherical nature of the universe. The rotund figures in his paintings are the manifestation of this belief.