Common Scenes Paintings
Sometimes I like to imagine what would happen if one day, when we humans no longer exist, some alien anthropologists come into planet earth to study our disappeared everyday life, but the only archaeological input they can get about humanity are stock photos. Those photos that are sold to fill advertisements and websites, and that represent stereotyped everyday scenes in a corny and affected fashion.
What would those aliens interpret about our existence? Would they think that humanity never had suffering, violence or ugliness? This series of paintings takes common scenes represented in stock photography, but distorts their artificial indulgence —by melting it, let’s say—, like when we take a casted plastic object an we expose it to fire; that’s what the aliens can get from this series. What happens when we take an idealized representation and we rarefy it? When we take an object of desire and we destabilize its structure, when we offset its parts, when we mess up with it? This series of paintings is an experiment on these questions.
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Gouache and Watercolor Paintings
Oil and acrylic paintings
Ink and Marker Drawings