Secuencia del Movimiento

Secuencia del Movimiento


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 his smoke on canvas painting titled “Secuencia del Movimiento,” Hernández Bastos captures the delicate yet intricate nature of the human body, portraying its fragility amidst the passage of time. Through the ethereal wisps of smoke, he evokes a sense of both creation and destruction, weaving a narrative that reflects on the universal experiences of incompleteness, pain, and vulnerability.

Furthermore, Hernández Bastos integrates mechanical elements into his compositions, as his figures seem to float and merge across the canvas, imbuing his works with a futuristic quality. Despite this, he balances historical symbolism with themes of eroticism, tenderness, and isolation, creating a multi-dimensional narrative that resonates with viewers.

Predominantly working in black and white, the artist occasionally introduces subtle hints of colour over the smoke, adding layers of depth to his figures and enhancing their presence on the canvas.

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Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 150 × 15 × 15 cm

USD 2,000 – 5,000


Black, Brown, Grey, Monochrome, white


large, Oversized