An ode to LUNAcy:
In these paintings, I explore themes that are lighthearted, from interesting plants to mythology, festive masks and magic folk, In many, " la Luna" (the Moon) is present, almost like an ideal to pursue. In others, the Moon has been colonized and ladders connect it to fantastical settings.
These whimsical works started out as acrylic paintings on canvas. I switched to working on paper using water based pigment inks, gouache and watercolor pen in order to achieve smaller, more intricate details. In most paintings, there are 30 to 40 tiny lines/dots per square inch in the background. Each one can take anywhere from 14 to 30 hours to complete. In some cases, after finishing an original, I take a picture and alter the hues digitally to obtain fun, different versions of the same artwork.
Naïve meets Contemporary:
A graphic approach, minding design and composition, is distinctive of my style. I call it "Neo-Primitive" because of the influence from art movements such as Art Naif, Pop, Magical Realism. Global arts and design, particularly textiles, have always been an important source of inspiration. The rich colors, patterns and shapes found on traditional fabrics from around the world can be found here, mixed in an imaginative "mezcolanza".
Some of these originals are currently showing in different venues, please see News tab for more info.
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