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Charco (Puddle) Painting

Ana Patitú


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 39.4 W x 25.6 H x 0.8 D in

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"Charco" (Puddle) That's what we affectionately call the Río de la Plata, which is the widest river in the world. In Argentina, we also use it to refer to the Atlantic Ocean. I suppose it's a way to deceive the unconscious so as not to feel so far away. Here, my friend Marina, who lives in Montevideo, is present. We share this nostalgia, and being granddaughters of Italian immigrants, we also try to imagine how our grandparents felt when they changed countries. That's why there are two figures, one going and the other coming. From "Nostalgia" Series It had been 4 years since I last went to Buenos Aires to see my family (family, friends, loved ones). I spent a month eagerly waiting to go, and I fully enjoyed the 20 days I was there. When I returned, I painted this series. It was two months of yearning for those encounters that flew by, and who knows when they will happen again. As usual, I first paint, express on the canvas, and then realize what those images mean to me. I realize that the palette I chose represents the colors that come to mind when I think of the Río de la Plata. They are the colors of “mate”, earth, and the “hornero” bird. -------------- "Charco" Así es como le decimos cariñosamente al Río de la Plata, que es el río más ancho del mundo. También lo utilizamos en Argentina para referirnos al Océano Atlántico. Supongo que es una manera de engañar al inconsciente para no sentirnos tan lejos. Aquí está presente mi amiga Marina que vive en Montevideo, con quién compartimos esta nostalgia, y al ser nietas de italianos inmigrantes también tratamos de imaginar cómo se sintieron nuestros abuelos al cambiar de país. Por eso las dos figuras, una va y la otra viene.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 25.6 H x 0.8 D in

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"I paint so as not to get depressed, I look for recreate the sensations I feel underwater, as a way to reconstruct that place, sometimes of security and serenity, and others of vulnerability and loneliness. I compose my images with few elements to provide visual rest: a few colours and one or two figures, which are often the same character and her reflection or alter ego. I use photography as a starting point, most of the time images that I take myself. Before painting I like to study the proportion of the figure, I draw a grid that helps me place it on the support exactly in the place I want and I draw it quite detailed. Then I paint with acrylic, due to its fast drying, the strokes do not lose spontaneity." Ana Patitú was born in 1982, in Argentina. She is currently living in Barcelona.

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