Homero Hidalgo’s paintings encapsulate entire journeys in their large, abstract canvases, all while refusing to reveal their origins. Like a restrained De Kooning, or an abstract expressionist exploring color field paintings, Hidalgo’s bold strokes and patches of color simultaneously disrupt and soothe our experience of looking. Through the chaos of his mark making, patterns, and deliberate color schemes emerges recognizable glimpses we attempt to latch onto: ears and eyeballs; English letters; distinct circles and squares; the pattern of the grid. And while we may never quite “know” what we’re looking at (unless subtly hinted through a title), one thing is certainly clear: they are just darn fun to look at! Having trained as a painter at various schools and institutions, Hidalgo uses composition, color, pattern, and scale to create visual labyrinths within which our eyes can literally “get lost.”
This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure. Shereene Fogenay was born […]
A “holy” portrait of being a modern day artist and performer in Las Vegas. Over the course of the nearly 11 minute video loop, Heidi transforms in and out of being Elvis from inside a neon shrine. The sculpture is about identity, performance, transformation and the labor that goes into being an artist.