Pavel Acosta says that stealing is the very core of his work. In order to survive as an artist in the same way people do in Cuba — smuggling the state resources within the black market as a compensation for low salaries and scarcities. Acosta, in Cuba, explored the boundaries between destroying something, committinga crime, and making art. The artist stole dry paint chips from the crumbling city walls to make collages or perhaps mosaics of recycled paint on canvas and he called those stolen paintings. Artists have to address challenges, the main one being how does an artist survive. The artist has been In the United States since 2010 and the museum walls have now become ambassadors in ideologies that carry memories and ultimately history.
The work on this website are detailed copies of masterpieces from museum collections of acrylic wall paint on sheetrock. There is a QR code next to each of the painting, which allows the viewer to access the webpage of the museum featuring the original piece. Thus, his low tech work become the ghost of the original paintings that find their way back to their bodies through cutting edge technology.
I tell each of my clients that they can own a greatmaster painting and they can choose which one they would like to live with. Of course, none of them can really own a master painting rather they can live with the ideas of the master painting. The artist also researches the original frame in which the painting was housed and therefore I tell them they do not have to pay for a frame