Hanjo SchmidtIsnâ€™t it amazing that it is the eyes that tell the whole story? When I started working with models I had a very sportive and petite actress doing all this gymnastic stuff for me. So when painting her I had to do much background which made me zooming in on her. So finally I noticed that all the concentration, the exertion and exhaustion caused by her jumping around was shown in her face. So I came to painting faces instead of bodies. But this is not the end. Your paintings are proof that you ca
June 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm
Hanjo SchmidtYour paintings are proof that you can even try to hide the face under whatever kind of brushstrokes the story what is going on with the person in question is told as long as you keep the eyes clearly visible. In the contrary, the more the face is encaged in wildest brushstrokes the more urgend the soul or whatever one might call that â€“ through the eyes â€“ is speaking to you. This I suppose might be the reason some of your faces are that intense and â€žspeakingâ€œ. Thank you.
June 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm
CRISTOBAL LADRON DE GUEVARAHi, nice work! I like the paintings that play a kind of battlebetween representation and abstraction. i would like to see you go to an extreme on that, to make some tests and see if you can still fight representational tricks in key features such as eyes and mantain the "soiul " of the piece.
June 29, 2011 at 10:41 am
Andrew SalgadoHi Cristobal, thank you for the comment. This has been the journey of mine, and my goal to continue to push the boundaries into abstraction! Always a long way to go and I appreciate the crit!
July 1, 2011 at 6:50 am
Thank you for your comments. I love your work as well!!!
July 1, 2011 at 6:50 am
Stephen Wesley GortonDo you know how hard it is to apply paint like that? No, you don't. It seems to me impossible to remember.
I think I remember painting but I only rmrmber 'incidentals'. There seems to be an entire universe of thoughts and and insights that are
irretrievable after a painting is worked on; indeed while it is being painted.
It is with a sort of arrogance that I look back and think "Oh, yes, I remember doing that."
I don't really. There was so much more depth to it that is probably lost forever -
July 2, 2011 at 4:26 am
Carla FosterGreat peace, love the insightful comments this work has produced xxx