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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
THE PAINTINGS SECTION FROM DAVIS MUSEUM
The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona
What / who inspired the work?
This painting was inspired by "Boîte-en-valise", 1936-1941, by the French Dadaist artist Marcel Duchamp.
What do you hope viewers will feel / think?
I hope the viewers think that the act of making an oil painting of a Dadaist "readymade" is complete nonsense! And that fascinates me.
Why did you choose the medium, subject matter, style?
I chose this medium because painting is a language that allows me to get a good result. In addition, due to oil painting it is a durable material. I chose the gray, because it makes the painting looks like an old photograph of the early twentieth century. This detail can provide a subtle critique of the Duchamp's work: send "Boîte-en-valise" to obsolescence. On the other hand, I have chosen this very precise, professional and not personal style to connect with some old works of Duchamp, such as "Chocolate Grinder" (No. 1), 1913.
THE PAINTINGS FROM DAVIS MUSEUM IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
The Alejandro Vásquez Herrero Collection, Viladecans, Spain.
The Daniel Marcoux Collection, Montreal, Canada.
The Francesc Torres Collection, Barcelona, Spain.
The Geert De Kegel Collection, Zele, Belgium
The Yellowstone Club Collection, Big Sky, Montana, USA.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection