This particular oil on linen piece by Oscar Zalameda showcases his artistic practice in the midst of transformation. Though he is mostly known for his figurative and cubist depictions of local imagery, Zalameda also dabbled in various forms of abstraction. In this particular piece, one can see how Zalameda’s predisposition for more abstract figures allowed him to understand the nuances and intricacies of color and light; something he eventually applied to his more figurative works.
Zalameda’s charming and airy gestural abstraction is a happy collision of hazes, even haphazard patterns of broken, contrasting neutral colors. The brushstrokes, though too broad to be strictly speaking descriptive, provide visual equivalents of natural objects and the feel of weather effects that make an impact on the spectator just as they had been executed with immediacy