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.”

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