Prosthesis, Study 32

I think one of the reasons that might lead the development of this artwork, is to make me remember what we (humans) are made of and the small period in which we have life and health in fullness.

There’s one more thing I would like to mention, that is the use of typography in this work. I do so to emulate the characters of the medical images that I use as an initial source. This implies two visions: my reinterpretation as an artist and the mechanical “view” that a medical machine reproduces of the insides of a human body.

The medium I used in this work is oil on canvas (with triple gesso protection).

I must refer to some other technical issues:
-The canvas has a wooden structure (pine).
-The canvas is stapled by the back, glued and painted in white.
-The canvas is doubled clothed.
-The side views are gesso protected and painted black.

The painting will be packed in a crate, protected with a non-acid cloth and glassy paper, among other materials that guarantee a safe trip.

Year: 2018.

  • Size: H: 31.5 inch W: 39.4 inch D: 0.8 inch
  • Subject: Other
  • Style: Fine Art
  • Medium: Oil

$ 4,910.00

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About the artist:

Bio: My name is Veronica Huacuja (o̅o̅-ä-co̅o̅-hä) (1958). I am a painter that was born and lives in Mexico. I got to know my vocation as a painter since childhood. I found this initial capacity with astonishment and delight (the rest comes with work, as we know). Some of my artistic influences are the Pre-Columbian sculpture with its awesome geometry, Mexican painters, such as Jose Clemente Orozco, David A. Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, among others. The European and American art are my artistic influences, too. It is important to mention that my work has a very strong influence from Francis Bacon's oeuvre. The pictorial currents of my work are figurative and abstract. The mediums and techniques of my choice are oil on canvas and on paper. I like this medium because it permits me to achieve strong strokes and saturated hues. Nevertheless, sometimes I use acrylic. The formats with which, for the moment I feel most comfortable using, are small (9.4 by 12.6") and medium (39.3 by 31.5"). The man and its precarious condition (temporality, decay, illness...) is the centerpiece of my work.