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'Warped: Ingres Remixed'
New works by Cymon Padilla – each piece in this series is a lens through which we can appreciate the artistic achievements of the past and also a mirror that reflects our own disorienting present.
19th Century French neoclassical artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres drew and painted portraits that possess subtle anatomical distortions which simultaneously give his figures a sense of vitality, and also an otherworldly cartoonishness.
In this series I pay homage to Ingres by pushing those distortions near the breaking point – the figures are warped with digital tools, and then painted using traditional methods employed by Ingres in his own time.
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