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Painting: Acrylic, Oil on Cardboard, Wood.
These works are fairly recent.
As such they are the product of great delight and pure enjoyment in the practice of painting.
These canvas boards started life as repositories of left over paint from studio daily sessions. The background is the result of built-on oils that I dare not throw away or left drying mercilessly: I’d rather place them somewhere hoping to come across some purpose later on.
The suggested image worked on the boards originate from photographs, as it is usual in my creative process. These photographs are part of my photographic archive of urban jungle landscapes – usually from natal city, Caraca- but might be also the rejected photos from the family album: the out of focus, the accidental and the unflattering that I won’t throw away.
Curiously I placed these boards on purposely-made shelf in pairs, or hang them in pairs and at an angle of 15degrees facing upwards. Or hang alone separated from the wall by a piece of wood, like floating.
I work on several of these boards at once, and sometimes as pairs - repeating a motive and re-interpreting it, thus showing the creative process of a painting in two stages.
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