In an alchemic and cinematographic dynamic, Manuel Pablo Pace selects social players to portray, putting them in a kind of temporal suspension that omits impending tragedies. Pictorial frame full of silence and humanness, children’s games worried by the certainty of death. And the film has not yet begun.
Artist Aaron Smith creates manly portraits of men that existed back in the old days. His bright colors give these vintage men a fresh look. I saw one of his recent shows in New York and the surface of his paintings are thick with textured paint. Wonderful work.
Eclectix has a great online exhibition up with art related to flesh. Human flesh, that is! Portraits, figurative works, skin art, you name it, with works including Heidi Taillefer’s surreal bodies, Sean Cheetham’s gorgeous portraits, and Ron Mueck’s giants.