Carlos Gamez de Francisco

Bloom II
Watercolor and Acrylic on Canvas
52 x 40 in
$7,400 or $740 per month with Art Money! "Bloom II" is a painting by Cuban artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco using watercolor and acrylic on canvas. Francisco painted this piece live at the opening event for Chauvet Arts' exhibition "Afterimage: Sensations of Color" in March 2021. He began with the subject's face done in watercolor and completed the rest in a matter of hours while interacting with audience members and asking for their suggestions. Inspired by Japanese calligraphy and Chinese watercolor, Francisco developed this style to capture "the spontaneity of water" for his live-painting demonstrations that allow him to further engage with his audience. As in many of his paintings, Francisco includes several large insects throughout the piece. Insects flying up represent freedom, insects flying down or falling represent chaos, and insects at rest represent balance between the two.

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