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The Departure Painting

Ana Patitú


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 31.9 W x 23.6 H x 0.6 D in

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Series "Nostalgia" 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. "The Departure" It's the toughest moment, the day when the journey ends and you have to leave. You feel that tearing in your soul once again. I thought I could represent it with a woman swimming forward (in the Western sense, from left to right), but she turns her head and looks back. She leaves a trail, fragments of herself floating behind. -------- "La Partida" Es el momento más duro, es el día que se termina el viaje y te tenés que ir. Volvés a sentir ese desgarro en el alma. Pensé que podía representarlo con una mujer nadando hacia adelante (en el sentido occidental de izquierda a derecha) pero que saca la cabeza y mira para atrás. Va dejando un rastro, quedan pedacitos suyos flotando.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

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Size:31.9 W x 23.6 H x 0.6 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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