Gauchet Fine Art is pleased to present works by nationally acclaimed neo-figurative and abstract Cuban Painter Josignacio. Most commonly known for his Plastic Paint Medium technique, created in 1984, his technique consists of epoxy resins as an “agglutinating medium” and “pigments” as colorants resulting in a real plastic finish with an utterly new visual and 3D effect. Art Critic Leonel Lopez-Nussa used the term Newism to refer to this new effect.
Born into an intellectual family, Josignacio was surrounded by a vast collection of paintings as well as acclaimed Cuban artists, including: Roberto Fabelo, René Portocarrero, Amelia Peláez, Felipe López, Mariano Rodriguez “El Gallego Posada” and Gilberto Marino. Since his youth, Josignacio has been influenced by the abstract expressionists of the New York School, as well as Karel Appel, founder of the COBRA European avant-garde movement (1948-51), and Russian painter and theorist Wassily Kandinsky.
His work, The Three Wisest Monkeys, originally sold in 1992 for $1,500 at a Miami based gallery, sold for a reported $720,000 US Dollars in 2014 at Pangaea Auctions House in Nevada, Arizona, making his work the most expensive painting ever sold at auction by a living Cuban artist.
I believe that since my first days as a creator, my human inner connectedness with colors and the free impulse of the subconscious mind to act to use them on my canvasses have been the lighting guide, my life motive and the key of all my creations. Mostly inspired by music, human emotions and the detailed elements the great work of perpetual validity of nature in front of my eyes.