Hong Drone I
Acrylic painting on canvas
Hong Drone I arises from an aerial observation of Hong Kong.
It is the first part of Hong Drone series, a travel who goes from abstraction to figuration. So this piece can be chosen as the most abstract piece of this series.
To make this series, I have chosen a saturated and contaminated city like Hong Kong. It is one of those places that have become anodyne and overcrowded over the years, places built almost exclusively with steel, glass, concrete and asphalt, and that are covered with that gray patina caused by pollution that at the same time unifies everything.
What I do is like a make-up job, where I clean all that ugly grey coverage and I embellish every single building with bold colors.
Color is used here as a symbol of beauty and diversity, in opposition to the functionality and consistency of today’s big cities.
Hong Drone I was exhibited in Artexpo New York 2017.
Currently, it is part of the funds of the Queensborough Community College Museum of New York.
The Hong Drone I timelapse condenses more than 40 hours of art work in one minute.
The dimensions of the canvas are 35 x 35 in (90 x 90 cm) and it was painted from August 27th to September 2nd, 2016.
The QCC Museum was founded in 1966 by the first chairman of Queensborough Department of Art and Photography, Priva B. Gross. In 1981, the Art Gallery opened in its present location – historic 1920s Oakland Building, former club house for the Oakland Country Club and the oldest building on campus. The Museum was renovated again in 2004.
Housed on the grounds of the College, the QCC Museum/CUNY reaches out to contribute to the educational and cultural vitality of the College and surrounding community. The Museum’s mission is to collect and preserve; present and interpret; educate and motivate; and stimulate new art production.
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