Gonzalo Fuenmayor’s charcoal paintings present unusual, hyperrealistic encounters that straddle ideas of glamor and the exoticization of Latin America. Working primarily with charcoal as a medium, Fuenmayor follows a monochromatic palette that evokes a sense of cinematic glamor reminiscent of early Hollywood films. Referring to his works as “dry pigment paintings” rather than drawings, Fuenmayor is interested in blurring the lines between painting and drawing, abstraction and figuration. The thematic aspects of his work surround the idea of the Other and examine the dynamics of belonging and the performance, consumption, and exportation of identity through film and cinema.
Courtesy of Sean Horton (Presents)