acrylic on canvas
71 X 57.5 inches
Signed front and back
It is a painting that represents in an abstract and symbolic way the temptations that Saint Anthony suffered in the desert. But in reality these temptations are experienced by all humans throughout our lives. By not being so specific in the painting, they are taking away the morality or religiosity that temptations normally represent. – Pepe Hidalgo
Pepe Hidalgo was born in Spain and now resides in Vancouver. He predominantly paints with acrylic and sketches. Hidalgo studied fine arts in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Hidalgo has a distinct element present in his paintings. There is a string or cord that can be seen in the majority of his work. It acts as the umbilical cord that unites him to the universe and allows him to time travel back and forth as it supports his weight and pulls him back into reality. It also takes on the role of identity maker and can almost be considered to replace his signature.