We’ve posted before on the apparition-filled drawings of Anthony Goicolea. Since then, he’s created several series of haunting paintings, many of them inspired by his family background. He’s a first-generation Cuban American artist, now living and working in Brooklyn. His extended family immigrated to the United States in 1961, fleeing Cuba soon after Castro came to power.

Goicolea works across media, exploring themes of personal history, identity, cultural tradition, heritage, alienation, and displacement. His work includes black-and-white and color photography, sculpture and video installations, and multi-layered drawings on Mylar.

In his bio, he writes that his paintings include “primitive lean-tos and crudely constructed shanties coexist in an uneasy union with the technological vestiges of an industrialized society. Suggesting a world on the brink of obsolescence, these chilling images further cement the pervasive undercurrent of human alienation—from one another as well as the natural environment.”