Gustavo is a Panamanian artist who draws from a history diverse in language and rich in culture. He is inspired by the vibrant colors, patterns and spirit of his native Panama. Classically trained at Lehigh University, he paints in multiple mediums in a boldly recognizable form. As an immigrant, his background has become a very influential factor in his journey as an artist. In the 1980’s, Gustavo’s family fled a war-torn Panama and moved to the United States when he was just a child. His strong, vibrant style reflects the love that he holds for his native Panama, as well as a deep determination born from the struggle of being raised an immigrant in this country. His style is bold and evocative, and he sees the relationship of artist and viewer as an exchange of emotion and energy. His hope is to inspire conversation, peace and positivity with his work.
Gustavo currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida, and focuses primarily on privately commissioned work.