About The Painting:
The energies and color chakra pieces are a subset from "The Boy In The Box" series. Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box.
All of the paintings from my April/May 2012 artist residency with Alexander Salazar Fine Art were named after the strangers I encountered and interacted with on the streets of Downtown San Diego. For 50 days, I literally became "The Boy In The Box" as I worked, on public display, from this little box on Broadway.
"Hidensique" was named after a quiet and elusive man that I noticed passing by day after day during my first week. He would always slow as he passed, but keep moving without stopping or coming in. He would just watch from the window, as many did, not wanting to intrude. After establishing that same pattern the first handful of days, he popped his head in around the end of the week and asked if he could share something. He introduced himself as Enrique and was always carrying a staff with him. It was an easy way to recognize him considering my head was buried in my work 12-15 hours a day. He told me that my work had stopped him in his tracks and really spoke to him, inspiring him to write a poem the night before. Though he did not want to show his face, he offered to share that poem on one of the videos documenting my experience. I named "Hidensique" after Enrique. It's an abstract composite of his name and the game "Hide-and-Seek" because of his elusive nature.
Most of these strangers passing by and interacting with me had no idea that they were my creative inspiration and were becoming pieces of my work during my residency. Because Enrique passed by almost daily, he had a chance to see the painting he inspired before my time ended as "The Boy In The Box." It brought him to tears. We kept in touch for a brief period after my residency, but as just as he did during my residency, he eventually faded into the distance and disappeared. I know he's still out there somewhere, probably still watching my work progress from a new window.
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A giclee (pronounced zhee-clay) is a high-end and upscale fine art reproduction. Each giclee is custom created just for you and stretched on a 1.5" stretcher bar.
In the giclee process, the image is generated from a high-resolution digital scan and printed with UV inks onto archival quality canvas. An ultra-fine stream of non-toxic water based ink, more than 4 million droplets per second, is jet-sprayed onto the canvas. This produces a combination of over 3 million possible colors resulting in prints that are lush and vibrant with the look and tonality of a fine art painting. A fantastic advantage of giclee printing is that the digital images can be reproduced to almost any size, giving me the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
Giclee prints have gained worldwide acceptance in the art community and can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris, displaying works which cannot be allowed out of the museum cellars and would otherwise never be shown to the public.
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