José Ángel Vincench

 

Born in Holguin, Cuba, in 1973. He attended the Elementary School of Visual Arts in Holguín, Cuba, then the Superior School of the same city and finally the Higher Institute of Art of Havana.

 

Conceptual artist who, unlike the orthodox representatives of such a tendency, has always intentionally preferred to "alter" his works with sociological, religious and political contents. His conceptualism is guided by questions about Cuban social life. An intellectual, rational and analytical artist, he obviously tends to take a critical position in art. After developing his work around Cuban beliefs of African origin, establishing a link between social, religious, ritual and myth from the interpretation of symbols and the composition of poetic metaphors, art has become for him a weapon of confrontation and denunciation, an act of faith in freedom and democracy. Vincench has created and continues to make one of the most daring, courageous and important works of contemporary Cuban art.

 

In 2019 his work was very noticed at the La Havana Biennale. José Ángel Vincench's works are part of the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, the Frost Museum in Miami, the Rubin Foundation in New York, the Perez Collection in Miami, the UBS Art Collection , the Chris von Christierson Collection in London, the Celia Birbragher collection in Miami, the CIFO Collection in Miami and many private collections around the world.