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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
Currently, my painting research is related to the connection between eroticism, food and its unfolding within the language of painting. Motifs such as figs, hams, oysters, garlic and tangerines, appear in paintings in built arrangements.
Just as man becomes a social being from the moment he starts to cook his food, also ingesting his symbols and meanings, the food exerts a strong sexual impact on the body. Exalted by Greeks and Romans, the figs are fruits of Dionysian character, linked to feasts, dance, visceral feelings and euphoric group activities.
The paintings that I have been developing contain some of these qualities within their own process of construction and plasticity: the abundant ink and expressive brushstrokes configure collectives of fruits that, on a gigantic scale, make possible new interpretations. Open, lacerated bodies that slide, as in a dance, mingle and shed in each other. Erotic and succulents paintings in their matter. Works of a festive nature, celebrating life, intensities, appetites, tastes and desires.
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