CMYK by Franco Aceves Humana

By Adolfo Caballero

One can hardly begin to explain how Franco Aceves Humana began this series of new paintings. What we can tell you is that he plays with his subjects in many different ways in order to represent the sense of movement and its timing. In this way, the fixed object gains a newfound sense of motion.

Fri, Jan 25, 6pm
Yam Gallery
Ancha de San Antonio 20, Int. 1

Franco Aceves Humana images unfold in an apparent chromatic chaos making evident the actions of his models, even the inanimate ones. The canned preserves have shifted position and demonstrate it with an unfinished record of specific moments in time.

For this, Humana uses a resource intimate to certain painters — one that competes with the photomechanical process. Instead, his strategies demonstrate the richness that can be reached when this process is done manually, additionally adding a personal quality to his pieces.

Whether the work depicts movement –or instead a more simple, static portrait –Humana  manages to unveil the illusion of stillness. As Heraclitus once said: “Nothing or no one remains static in this river that is time.” This notion can fittingly be called to mind while gazing upon the most recent series of Franco Aceves’ Humana.

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