Bodegon #2 by Juan Manuel Gomez-Quiroz

Bodegon #2 by Juan Manuel Gomez-Quiroz

Bodegon #2

Juan Manuel Gomez-Quiroz

Title

Bodegon #2

 
Artist
Year
1979  
Technique
softground etching 
Image Size
23 3/4 x 29 3/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right margin 
Edition Size
artist's proof; edition size not stated 
Annotations
pencil titled, A/P, dated 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy white wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
7907 
Price
$350.00 
Description

Gomez-Quiroz achieves a lithographic quality in this large soft-ground abstraction of a still life and he’s created an undulating texture that runs across the entire surface, making it seem as though we are viewing the objects through a fabric cloud.

In the late 1970s Gomez-Quiroz created several series of “Bodegon” etchings, color lithographs, and oil paintings, featuring similar still lifes and illustrating his exploration of overlaid shapes and patterns on abstracted backgrounds. Occasionally, as with “Bodegon #2,” the effect is like water or dancing shadows; in others, it is like a woven tapestry. Either way, his style perfects the idea of seeing one object through the lens of another, always suggesting without ever leading.