Danza Efimera

Danza Efimera


Smoke on canvas

100 x 150 cm | 39.4 x 59.1 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.

In this ephemeral dance painting, five figures twist, stretch, and dance, entwining together across the canvas in a mesmerising display of movement. The ethereal forms capture the fleeting beauty of the dance, showcasing Hernández Bastos’ ability to convey motion and emotion through his distinctive technique.

Integrating mechanical elements into this ephemeral dance 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, Grey, Monochrome, white


large, Oversized