“Fausto Opera” by Spanish-Canadian artist, Pepe Hidalgo
This painting represents the Fausto Opera with the three main characters. The baton acts as the magic wand; giving Fausto his unlimited knowledge, worldly pleasures and youth.
Inspiration and Process
Pepe Hidalgo on “Fausto Opera”: My inspiration occurs in many ways. Reading a book can induce an image with enough force to be represented. An injustice, an act, a vision of real life that is impregnated in my mind or such a natural act as a walk taking a few breaths or the smell of wet earth can be a source of inspiration. The pictorial process is arduous and laborious because it is generally about shaping an idea and image that is in my head that emerged from inspiration. It is a continuous search, in giving shape, volume, color, and perspective, to the image retained in my mind, using many glazes and changes, until it approaches that image. I use glazes and change the images frequently so acrylic is the most appropriate medium for my work.
“Fausto Opera” is gallery-wrapped, with the sides painted. It does not require framing. Wired on the back and ready to hang.