Luciano Goizueta’s paintings create an intangible bond between memory and place. As an artist, he has always been drawn to the sky of Costa Rica between the months of December and February. Goizueta uses this color to represent how our minds remember places, people, and occurrences from the past. By “flooding” a landscape that exists in memory the artist is asking the viewer to remember what is beneath the flood in a different way. This visual calls into reality a phenomenon – that every time we recall a moment from the past, we are remembering the last time we remember it, rather than that moment itself.
Goizueta has shown his paintings extensively in Costa Rica and across Latin America and Europe with major shows in Miami. His exhibition at salt is the first time he has shown on the West Coast.