Luis Hidalgo - Paddles On London Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of Steve Turner Contemporary

  • Catalogue Essay

    Luis Hidalgo’s digital paintings consist of numerous layers of pigment applied to a glass surface above a mirror nearly one half inch below it, creating a visual effect that varies depending upon the viewer’s vantage point. When viewed from a parallel point of view, the colors and details are sharp and defined, but when viewed from other perspectives, they are out of focus. The paintings are installed at eye level so that they lean against the wall at a slight angle, heightening the effect and reflective quality of the mirror. To Hidalgo, the “artificial” is manifested through the use of machines in the process of creation while the “pulse,” the living element, is represented by his role as the operator who creates. The relationship between the two defines the present time when organic conditions are increasingly filtered through technology.



digital painting on mirror
90.2 x 90.2 cm (35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.)
This work is unique and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£1,200 - 1,800 

Sold for £1,625

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Paddles On

London Auction 3 July 2014 7PM