"Love is where the art is. My ultimate goal is to unite people through art. Instead of finding reasons to fight or things that separate us, let's share art everytime we can." - GusColors
GusColors has painted with brilliant colors since his formative years in Managua, Nicaragua. He witnessed a country that was poverty-stricken and politically unstable. As a teenager he knew his future was uncertain, so he set his eyes on the United States. As soon as he arrived in Miami, Florida he was welcomed with the beauty and vibrancy of the city’s beaches and nightlife – a major source of inspiration.
Since his arrival in Miami, GusColors has had a unique and varied career. He has participated in over 10 major art fairs in the United States including Spectrum Miami, Art Expo New York and Aqua Art Miami, as well as an international fair in Ferrara, Italy. GusColors has exhibited in galleries such as Art Fusion Galleries, has been featured in publications such as Miami New Times, and has become an integral part of the Miami art scene completing murals for Volkswagen and Miami Heat basketball player Alonso Mourning’s Overtown Youth Center among others.
One of his most recent achievements is The Pineapple Project, a solo exhibition in Wynwood, Miami’s renowned Arts District where he celebrated the power of art over war, donating proceeds to those in need in Nicaragua after violence erupted in the country. GusColors continues to expand the scope of his art through the launch of two unique clothing brands which are now being sold in stores throughout the city.
GusColors has the natural gift of capturing the external world with wit, purpose and precision. Through vibrant characters, color choices and use of multiple canvases GusColors strays from the esoteric expectations of pop art, combining both elements of the conscious and subconscious mind. His art simultaneously brings together innocence and mischievousness, light and obscure creating a deeper connection to our emotions. GusColors is more than another style of contemporary art, it is a thought-provoking medium you can share and be a part of.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist