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Artist Name : Adrián ArguedasCV

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Oil on fabric
80.5 x 69.5 cm | 31.7 x 27.4 in.

USD 6,000

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In this painting a Costa Rican salesman, elegantly attired, holds aloft a colourful array of balloons featuring beloved cartoon characters such as Spiderman, Hello Kitty, and the Minions. Arguedas merges elements of everyday life with fantastical imagery, inviting viewers to ponder the intersection of commerce and childhood nostalgia.

The composition’s subtle nuances evoke a sense of cultural richness and social commentary, prompting reflection on themes of consumerism and popular culture. Through his masterful execution, Arguedas captures the essence of street life in Costa Rica, offering a nuanced portrayal that resonates with authenticity and depth of a Costa Rican Salesman.

Arguedas’ figurative work embraces the spirit of masquerade even if masks are not depicted as he explores the various guises people adopt. He also has an affinity for appropriating commonplace imagery and recontextualising it in unexpected scenarios, echoing Surrealist tendencies. Always referencing popular culture, his work presents archetypes, depicting patterns of behaviour, offering a lens through which to view our multifaceted human experience. Even when Arguedas is not painting literal masks, he captures the way individuals project their identities, affirming that even “your face is a mask”.

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Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 100 × 15 × 15 cm

Above USD 5,000


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