Cuerpos de Humo

Cuerpos de Humo


Smoke and oil on canvas

120 x 120 cm | 47.2 x 47.2 in.

USD 3,500

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Miguel Hernández Bastos employs a unique technique in his artworks, using pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint, and the unconventional medium of smoke from an oil lamp, which burns onto the canvas like pigment. This distinctive approach allows him to delve into themes of metamorphosis and the fleeting essence of the human form, while also incorporating historical symbolism associated with the candle in Renaissance portraiture.

“Smoke Bodies” features two central figures, seemingly reverberating toward each other, creating a dynamic sense of movement and connection. The composition is framed by the faint edges of two additional bodies, subtly enhancing the painting’s depth and complexity.

Integrating mechanical elements into this smoke bodies painting, Hernández Bastos conjures a futuristic quality. He balances historical symbolism with themes of eroticism, tenderness, and isolation, creating a multi-dimensional narrative that resonates with viewers.

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Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 150 × 15 × 15 cm

USD 2,000 – 5,000


Black, Brown, Grey, Orange, white, Yellow


large, Oversized