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Two-stage torture Painting

William Rafael Marquina Buitrago


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 39.4 W x 15.7 H x 1 D in

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OFF SALE! OFF SALE! OFF SALE! Author: William Rafael Marquina Buitrago Title: Two-stage torture Technique: acrylic and oil on canvas Series: Translations Dimensions: Two canvas: 40 x 100cm (15.74 x 39.37 inch) Each canvas measures: 40 x 50cm (15.74 x 19.68 inch) Year: 2020 - This work is without a decorative frame. - this work is signed on the back. Keywords: pink, red, yellow, displaced, exile, war, catastrophe, uprooting, pandemic, disease, politics, humans. Description: This piece, composed of two panels, tells us about human uprooting, displacement, when people's world changes due to social phenomena such as forced exile, natural disasters, wars, and consequently, disapproval social towards many migrants scattered throughout the world, virulent diseases, etc., and consequently, of social disapproval towards many migrants scattered throughout the world, in this current era. From my series "Traslaciones", this series is characterized by the exploration of the concept of painting, through a particular approach to the use and arrangement of the support with the painting. It involves the use of two panels or canvas as a single pictorial piece, instead of one. This means that the reading of the painting is shared in two panels (instead of a single piece as a painting is normally structured). Then, one of these panels monopolizes a part or portion of the structure of the other that has been cut from the first, and pasted on the second canvas. This method is interesting to me because, despite the fact that both paintings are different in terms of color, theme and style, the idea of ​​the first piece is 'transferred' or 'moved' to the second, cutting from the first piece a part of it, leaving a void in its place, and joining the second panel. I want the public to be able to perceive this interesting dynamism of space in the painting, as an idea that is embedded in or transferred from another idea, which is extraordinary because the painting moves, it acquires a kind of new "visual dimension".

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Multi-paneled Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 15.7 H x 1 D in

Number of Panels:2

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William Marquina was born in Mérida, Venezuela in 1967. Attracted by the works of great masters such as Picasso and Leonardo, at the age of 11 he participated in an outdoor Sunday painting workshop. After graduating in visual arts from the Universidad de Los Andes, he studied a master's degree in philosophy, followed by an unfinished doctorate, and was a short-term visual arts professor at the same university. From now on, William will pursue his passion for art by experimenting with different themes, techniques, styles and media. Disappointed by the unstable situation in his country, he emigrated to the city of Quito in 2019 where he currently lives and produces his works in the Oskan-huera painting studio, cloistered during the pandemic of 2020 and 2021, he will insist on his series Perceptions William's production has been experimentally versatile and challenges us with series characterized by the desire to search, study and complement the archaic and contemporary. His series are notable: Brillo, Picasso Copy, Matisse Copy, Da Vinci Copy and Aperceptions. In the latter, he highlights us in painting, the subjective complexity in the world of perceptions. He recently exhibited at the International Painting at Casal Català Quito, 2021, and at the Ecuadorian Painting Exhibition, Quito Mayor's Office, 2019. Important individuals were: Cartographies of the Terrain and Trans-Terrain, Mérida 2012; Watch out. Camino y Límites, 2007 and Esencias, 2007. Awarded the First Prize of Arts for University Students, in 2001.

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