acrylic on canvas
47 x 32 inches
Signed front and back
Between an impulsive line of blue brush strokes, Saint Anthony and the representation of his sexual temptation appears. The importance of the painting is in having achieved volume and shape within the blue brush strokes. – 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.