Artist: Leonardo C. Comargo Jr.
Medium: Black Sand on Canvas
Size: 18 x 24 inches
The painting is an acclamation of a woman and nature Mother Earth as origins of life. As the subjects’ gazes directly at the viewer inviting them to into her world, that somehow the girl behind the leaves of flower is like appealing to be a lover’s eyes or playing a “peekaboo” while inadvertently shielding from the scrutinizing gaze of her audience, the subject pays a playful homage from her world of tradition and modernity that is rooted in the earths and her origins.
Whether the intention is to hide or reveal, her lover’s eyes or peekaboo this booth brings fascinating, innocence contrast.
Hence; the medium of a black sand in a white canvas brings the quality of the two strong colors of push and pull, the subjects are seen and not seen which the details in the shadows draws the viewer closer, while creating a distance by obscuring the identity of the girl and suggests the difficulty, in any human relationship, of truly knowing someone.