La Venganza De Santa Teresita, Series RP #14


United States

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Size: 14 H x 11 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic on Paper.

The first year I lived in Santa Teresita, the little plane only flew over the beach in summer. That piercingly nasal voice on the loudspeaker screamed at the tourists "2 kilos of Asado, 19.99" available at "Frigorifico Mattias".

The next year the plane flew over the town as well. The voice invaded my house, alerting me of the price of meat, where to buy pizza, and the opening hours of the fish monger. Summer came and went but the airplane didn't go away. Every day, twice a day, it did the rounds: ten laps in the morning, ten in the evening.

I, a pacifist, would raise my arms in the shape of a rifle, following the despised grey shape until I was sure I had it in my sights and then fire my imaginary bullets to knock it out of the sky. It never fell, it always came back, and the only consolation left to me was to paint the little plane plunging into the depths of a bottomless pit of fire.

Series RP #14
La Venganza De Santa Teresita
11 x 14 in
2011
Acrylic paint

All works in Series RP incorporate a mix of high quality traditional media, including gesso, sumi ink, pigment-based india inks, acrylic and watercolor paints, and graphite on heavy weight Xuan rice paper. Each work is signed on the front with my initials, and on the back with my initials, last name, date completed, and the series number.

This work ships flat, protected with glassine, foam core, plastic, and bubble wrap in a 16 x 20 x 4 inch cardboard box.

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My works represent a constant outpouring of singular impressions: clearly isolated images that capture flashes of emotion, changes in perception, or moments of recognition. I give fleeting thoughts as much consideration as monumental ideas: nothing is more important than anything else and every small thing has its place.

My process is modeled after the methods of improvisational theater. I make a first mark, then ask myself, “if this is true, what else is true?” I repeat this process with the addition of each new element, using personal experience to shape the final image.

Each image represents an isolated narrative, yet all the images together tell a larger story. My accountability for the truth and permanence of this story is an important part of my identity as an artist. This is why I make all my works in sequential series, and never destroy or hide any of them.

Keywords: Process, Psychological, Scary, Politically Incorrect, Smoke, Blue, Cathartic, Airplane, Crash, Art Therapy, Dark, Fire

Subjects: Airplane

Styles: Conceptual, Documentary, Expressionism, Modern, Street Art

Mediums: Acrylic

Materials: Paper

Prints: Airplane Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Expressionism Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Street Art Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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