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Lion Entangled

Lion Entangled

Medium: Acrylic on panel
Date: 2020
Dimensions: 9″ x 12″

Jesús Alvarez


In this series, I was interested in analyzing the way my audience would perceive the work due to the aesthetic attraction caused by the pumice gel. I sought for ways to use this grainy medium in a decorative fashion rather than as solely a texture. I also wanted to make the pumice gel the central aspect of these pieces through intense colors, concentric lines, and overlapping illustrative elements.