Metamorphosis, a collection of fumage paintings by Mexican-born artist Antonio Muñiz, runs September 15th through October 20th at L.A.’s Couturier Gallery. An opening reception takes place Saturday, September 15th from 6 to 8pm.
Muñiz’s fumage paintings, works on canvas and paper, are the result of a combination of smoke residue and subtly blended oil paints. The richly multidimensional jewel-tone pieces are lush, sensual and intriguing – just like smoke itself.
When asked to describe his artistic process, Muñiz explains, “I take the essence or vibration of the smoke and deconstruct the elements to give it form and capture its multi-dimensionality. During the journey, I encounter entities or beings that move between these worlds and find their way onto the canvas that provide new and deeper meanings to my art and constantly reveal new clues to further discoveries.”
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