Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 2022
Dimensions: 100 x 80 cm / 39 x 31 in
"Portraits" by Alfredo Sosabravo.
"Retratos," a vibrant artwork by Alfredo Sosabravo, is a visual narrative composed of multiple faces, each brimming with its own character and vivacity. The piece is a striking composition of portraits, where each face is intricately detailed with a patchwork of patterns and textures, reminiscent of a richly woven fabric. The use of color is bold and deliberate, with each portrait set against a backdrop of contrasting hues that amplify the individuality of the figures.
The faces are outlined with thick, black strokes that carve out each feature with clarity and intent, while the eyes serve as captivating focal points, drawing the viewer into the piece. Patterns of checks, stripes, and text snippets are seamlessly integrated into the collage elements, adding depth and complexity to the work. The background is a dynamic blue, creating a cohesive space that allows the warmth of the oranges, pinks, and greens within the portraits to stand out prominently. Sosabravo's "Retratos" is a testament to the fusion of traditional portraiture with modernist abstraction, offering a feast for the eyes and a spark for the imagination.