Smoke and oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm | 59.1 x 47.2 in.

USD 6,000

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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 energetic figure painting, a swirling whirl of figures float and dance across the canvas, showcasing Hernández Bastos’ signature style. By layering oil paint onto the surface, he invigorates the smoke, adding depth and a dynamic energy to the composition

Hernández Bastos integrates mechanical elements into this energetic figure painting as the forms exude 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.

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Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 150 × 15 × 15 cm

Above USD 5,000


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