Artist Name : Adrián ArguedasCV


Oil on fabric
152 x 100 cm | 59.8 x 39.3 in.

USD 11,000

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This oil painting by contemporary Costa Rican artist Adrián Arguedas depicts a woman holding a bouquet of balloons adorned with cartoon characters. Here Arguedas, known for his introspective exploration of modern themes, employs a nuanced approach to storytelling.

The painting’s composition is marked by a subtle interplay of light and shadow, as contemporary artist Adrián Arguedas invites viewers to contemplate the emotions conveyed by the central figure. The woman’s expression hints at a complex inner world, inviting interpretation and reflection.

The balloons, full of whimsical cartoon characters, add a layer of playful charm to the scene, juxtaposing the contemplative mood with a touch of lightheartedness. Through his choice of subject matter and execution, Arguedas invites viewers to consider the intersection of fantasy and reality in contemporary life.

Contemporary artist 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 4 kg
Dimensions 150 × 15 × 15 cm

Above USD 5,000


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