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.