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Arianna

36.00"W x 48.00"H x 1.8"D

$1,200 (Shipping Included)

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Thelma Lugo

MCALLEN, TX

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: reds, black and white, abstract, original mixed media, pencil strokes, brush strokes, portrait

Media: watercolor, acrylic, crayon, inks, black charcoal, graphite pencil on canvas

Size: 36"W x 48"H x 1.75"D

Year Created: 2017

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I feel my canvas as a mirror, a journal written in colors, texture, lines. I often begin a painting by attaching charcoal and brushes to lengths of reed to enhance the gestural qualities of a piece. I then move closer, working in an additive and subtractive process, manipulating the surface until I’ve captured the essence of the form. The relationship between the abstract and the figurative is an essential element of my art.

Originally from Mexico, with some studies in Industrial Design. I’m a self-taught mixed media artist. The human figure is the vehicle with which I can most positively represent. I’m fascinated and curious about the solitariness and complexity of human beings. My inspiration comes from many sources, and many artists, the first Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Maria Izquierdo, Picasso, Remedios Varo, Elsa Mora, and many others. My creative process starts with an idea inspired by feelings, found objects, life, my favorite painter (Frida), ordinary events, thoughts, my trips in bicycle; all blended to offer and intriguing image. In painting it is always and experiment, that give me the opportunity let my imagination soar thought emotions. After the concept emerges, then is expressed onto canvas or panel wood that give me freedom to create more depth. The messy process start with acrylic paint, gesso, crayons, pencil, vintage paper, gouache, and a variety of mediums. An alchemy of found objects and a contemporary painting is created.

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