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Raincoat Circle I


MEDIUM

Acrylic on Canvas

DIMENSIONS (H x W)

43 x 43 in
109 x 109 cm

ARTWORK LOCATION

Artplex Gallery

About

The literal lines and meticulous technique of Sebastian Riffo Montenegro's original figurative artworks seem to offer an unquestionable realism where the images, textures, and palette are clear, frontal and concrete. However, the surrealist work of Riffo-Montenegro inevitably urges the viewer to delve into the underlying mysteries of the series; reconsidering what is initially offered as mere imagery.

This vibrant 43 inch circular artwork is painted with acrylic on canvas. It is wired and ready to hang. The sides of this artwork are painted and it does not require framing. The artist's signature is located on the back of the painting. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable Continental U.S. and worldwide shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included with this unique work.

Working with a selective palette and controlled lighting, Riffo Montenegro reveals the intent of his work through veils of lucid colors and mysterious forms. The ensuing works refer frankly to socio-cultural icons that shape a subconscious discourse. Absence paradoxically presents clear criticism of current social mores. Through pictorial allegories, the paintings provoke the need to discern new meaning and awaken the tacit human condition of free will.

Sebastian Riffo Montenegro is a visual artist who also works as an Art Director in Marketing and Advertising. Maintaining a career with various trajectories, Montenegro creates artworks that criticize consumer society and socially constructed beliefs. Disposable artificial products that envelop and define the behavior of humans are the subjects of criticism; products with no inherent value but have an expiration date change our perspective.

Sebastian Riffo Montenegro's artworks have been exhibited and collected internationally; from Thailand and Chile to Miami and Los Angeles.


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Sebastian Riffo Montenegro

Sebastian Riffo Montenegro

Born in Chile in 1980, Sebastian Riffo Montenegro is a painter and digital artist that also currently works as an Art Director in Marketing and Advertising. Montenegro creates paintings that criticize consumer society and socially constructed beliefs. Disposable artificial products that envelop and define the behavior of humans are the subject of criticism; products with no inherent value that have an expiration date.

The literal lines and meticulous technique of the works seem to offer an unquestionable realism where the images, textures, and palette are clear, frontal and concrete. However, the work of Montenegro inevitably urges the viewer to delve into the underlying mysteries of the series; reconsidering what is initially offered as mere imagery. Deliberately worked from photographs, the artist’s pictorial images refer directly to Walter Benjamin’s theory of mechanical reproducibility, which defines our existing consumer society. Consequently, Montenegro’s paintings act as a catalyst for criticism towards the subconscious consumption of images and the effect that consumerist social constructs have on this consumption.


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