blue-light-being

Artist talk discussing two static visual artworks displayed below: "wart_+_-betrayal-444" (left) and "blue-light-fallen_1111" (right).

A portrait-oriented painting shows swathes of mostly warm color in loose brushwork. The top left is covered in dark red, fading to orange in the top right and a pale burgundy wash covers the rest of the painting. In the bottom left of the frame a smear of white with a bright yellow glow extends towards the middle of the frame, turning into illegible cursive text. At center-bottom there is a a spidery white shape with pale neon green highlights, another similar shape is positioned just above and to the left of that shape. They are connected by a pale white line. At bottom right a swatch of deep blue is brought into the frame, connected by large burgundy brushstrokes. One word of white cursive text that devolves into simple lines is layered on top of this area. Just left of the center of the frame the word "WANT", which could easily be mistaken for the word "WART", is written in deep blue, partially obscured by some white brushstrokes extending from the bottom left of the painting.

wart_+_-betrayal-444

Image Description: A portrait-oriented painting shows swathes of mostly warm color in loose brushwork. The top left is covered in dark red, fading to orange in the top right and a pale burgundy wash covers the rest of the painting. In the bottom left of the frame a smear of white with a bright yellow glow extends towards the middle of the frame, turning into illegible cursive text. At center-bottom there is a a spidery white shape with pale neon green highlights, another similar shape is positioned just above and to the left of that shape. They are connected by a pale white line. At bottom right a swatch of deep blue is brought into the frame, connected by large burgundy brushstrokes. One word of white cursive text that devolves into simple lines is layered on top of this area. Just left of the center of the frame the word "WANT", which could easily be mistaken for the word "WART", is written in deep blue, partially obscured by some white brushstrokes extending from the bottom left of the painting.

A light-skinned hand wearing pink nail polish, with its palm in shadow, reaches out in the direction of the viewer, covering approximately a third of the canvas. The figure it's connected to, behind the hand, has a mop of dark brown hair and wears a knee-length black dress. The figure is kneeling. To the left, the background is white and light green with repeating lines that follow the form of the figure and reveal a dark pink underlay. The background to the right of the figure is light red, painted wet with drips that extend to the bottom of the canvas, some running over a portion of the figure. The shadow of the figure, close to the bottom of the canvas, is a deep ultramarine blue. A glowing yellow and pale blue light source comes from the facial area of the figure, partially covered by the large hand.

blue-light-fallen_1111

Image Description: A light-skinned hand wearing pink nail polish, with its palm in shadow, reaches out in the direction of the viewer, covering approximately a third of the canvas. The figure it's connected to, behind the hand, has a mop of dark brown hair and wears a knee-length black dress. The figure is kneeling. To the left, the background is white and light green with repeating lines that follow the form of the figure and reveal a dark pink underlay. The background to the right of the figure is light red, painted wet with drips that extend to the bottom of the canvas, some running over a portion of the figure. The shadow of the figure, close to the bottom of the canvas, is a deep ultramarine blue. A glowing yellow and pale blue light source comes from the facial area of the figure, partially covered by the large hand.

Presenter

Sergio Jimenez, Undergraduate Student
Departments of Art and Art History, Anthropology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

About the Presenter

Pronouns: they/them

Sergio Jimenez is a student and visual artist based in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, North Carolina. Their work examines issues of gender identity and self-perception based in dream environments. They are interested in 'analog' art for the contemporary digital era: with the rise of digital art, how can traditional media be made relevant? 

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Day Two (Friday, October 9th, 2020) | Session One (6:00pm - 7:00pm)

Duration: 10 minutes

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