Gustavo Sosa

Gustavo Díaz Sosa’s work stems from the philosophies of novelist Franz Kafka, along with such literature as the Tower of Babel narrative in the Bible and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. His oeuvre covers mass society, death, and the relationship between humanity and the State. Largely devoid of color, Sosa’s expressive and detailed architectural works convey “a lost, anonymous, global, surrendered, and desperate society.” His compositions feature microscopic versions of man amidst monumental structures in an apocalyptic setting. According to Sosa, “man is miniaturized in front of the laws and the legends implanted in the roots of the human nature. Religion, myths, politics: these are all tools to remember how fragile the human is in the face of Power.”