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Time is relative... Painting

Luis Lopez


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 61 W x 86.6 H x 0.8 D in

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About The Artwork

Piece title: "Time is relative...". Acrylic on a streched canvas. Big format scale. In this painting I took into account Einstein's Theory of Relativity and tried to represent it in another more playful perspective. The image in my painting is simple but full of symbolism, for example: time is symbolically represented by the watch tied to the ankle of one of the characters. On the other hand, the space is symbolically represented by the central character. If we invert the central figure, the space represented by it, eventually will take the work into another aesthetic and dimension, as well as how the time represented on the clock will do it. Gravity within the image plays an important role also, if we invert the central character it would seem that he is plummeting and that gravity acts on him pulling him down, on the other hand if we invert the main character upwards, it would seem that gravity breaks and the character remains as if floating in space, thus breaking with the force of gravity inside the image. In this piece I want the viewer or the future owner of it to have the power to manipulate the position of the painting to their liking and thus symbolically pretend to manipulate and play in some way with the laws of physics.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:61 W x 86.6 H x 0.8 D in

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I was born in Puerto Rico and I currently live in Germany between the cities of Berlin and Hamburg. I studied Art at the University of Puerto Rico and the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. My work is often intertwined with feelings of ambivalence and metaphorical confrontations. I try to challenge our visual perceptions and our daily routine with a playful irony based on symbols and images, and how other poetic forms of visualization can be reached through them. My pieces are a kind of poetic transducer of modern collective isolation, existential questioning and the displacement of the individual in spaces and situations where uncertainty is an intrinsic part of the work itself. Themes such as the ambiguity of life, poetry, dreams, time, philosophy, literature and man's struggle to survive in his environment are very essential elements of my work. In my case, a painting can take many forms and meanings, while I am in the process of painting, the work slowly metamorphoses and evolves, until it reaches the point of being "finished". In most of my pieces, the result of each work is completely different from what I had in mind at the beginning and that is what I like about painting and drawing, spontaneity, fluidity, not forcing anything but being authentic. In the end, I firmly believe that the work should speak for itself from the moment it leaves the studio. Like a scare in the dark that seizes the viewer and immobilizes him, the work has to create a profound sensation. That is what I try in some way, consciously or unconsciously, to achieve with each of my pieces, to make the viewer think, to put them in a situation of analysis and reaction.

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