Jose Acosta

Poughkeepsie, New York

Bright colors, swirling figures, and vibrant energy characterize Acosta’s paintings. “There is a strong influence of my native Cuba in the happiness and bright colors of my paintings,” he says. Acosta was born in Cuba and immigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 3 years old. He considers himself a Cuban-American and is very proud of both his Cuban heritage and his American citizenship. "Generally my paintings depict my personal history and my surroundings. I paint from my heart, expressing a little hope and happiness in all of my creations.”

Acosta’s red and black constructions and sculptures reflect more of his profession as an engineer. These creations are strong and solid and very direct, as I want the viewer to understand what I am trying to say, as well as be interested in the work visually.” His work has received critical as well as popular acclaim.

Acosta disproves the theory that one must suffer to create great art. Says Acosta, “I thank God every day for all

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