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El Baño del Gato

El Baño del Gato

Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 2022

Dimensions: 70 x 70 cm / 27 x 27 in

"The Shower of the Cat" by Alfredo Sosabravo.

This piece showcases a figure engaged in the playful and everyday act of bathing a cat, rendered in his characteristic vivid colorful style. The human figure is portrayed with a series of interlocking geometric shapes, his form simplified yet expressive through the eyes. The colors are fiercely bold, with an eclectic mix of patterns adorning the clothing, suggesting a patchwork of cultural references and personal histories.

The cat is instantly recognizable, with its feline essence captured through Sosabravo's use of curving lines and contrasting hues. It’s positioned within the embrace of the figure, creating a central focus that is both whimsical and affectionate. The background is a rich blue, which sets off the warmer tones of the figures and highlights the act of showering with a sense of coolness and refreshment. Throughout the composition, there’s a playful yet harmonious balance between the human and the animal, the domestic scene and the fantastical interpretation, all hallmarks of Sosabravo’s imaginative and distinctive artistic voice.
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