Camagüey (Cuba), 1982
Experimentation with space has been a constant in the work of Osvaldo González. To fully understand his artistic practice it is essential to recognise his installation work where physical space and everyday objects are often intertwined. Gonzalez's starting point is a painstaking and laborious interaction with materials such as adhesive tape or plastic sheeting.
His installations often end up being arranged in space in unexpected ways, such as wrapping the electric light in plastic wrap, placing circular transparent sheets on a wooden floor or creating furniture out of cardboard boxes. In his most recent work, Osvaldo creates light screens, in which the materials he uses in his installations are brought into a two-dimensional format, creating new and unexpected visual effects.