For the artist Abisay Puentes, painting is primary in the seeking of understanding what is beyond the everyday. Ideas and questions about why humans continue to hurt each other across time and place emerge in the painterly process. Graduations and transitions of rich and deep colors and a purposeful distortion of human forms evoke the anxiety of transcendence and unresolved conflict. For Puentes, there is a recall of personally experienced lack of freedom of expression. There is always the seeking of understanding why humans hurt others in his creative process. The tools, materials, techniques of painting are primary parts of his expressive journey. Transcendence is core to the meaning and images.
Exaggerated but realistic human figures speak to us through which personal language of skin bathed in contrasting light and pierced with incoming and exiting pain and conflict. Distant light and deep rich tones transfer our view from our present to a time and place in the image. Color is a powerful visual language tool in the storytelling images across his series where the endless tragedy of the human experience advances, recedes, never resolves and carry us to what might be next. The blurred edges of actuality and perception appear as real. There are no visual clues through juxtaposition or geometric dissection and abstraction...
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EN EL LODO CENAGOSO No.7
MIXED MEDIA/CANVAS/HEADPHONES/MUSIC: EN EL LODO CENAGOSO
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