In a surprising act of self-subversion, acclaimed visual artist Andres
Barrioquinto forgoes his signature technicolor palette for a more
restrained and neutral treatment. The usual multicolored elements that
populate Barrioquinto’s poetically hyper-realistic oeuvres take a step
back in this monochromatic masterpiece. Throughout the piece, one
is confronted with a sense of purity and mystery through the artist’s
meticulous balance between traditional realism and creative figurations.
Despite the subversion, Barrioquinto’s signature style still resonates within
each element of the canvas; from his use of natural details to the stoic
yet profound expression on the subject’s face, the piece is a welcome
addition to Barrioquinto’s groundbreaking artistic canon.