Eduardo Stupía

Eduardo Stupía ́s drawings reflect the complex expression of visual arts at a poetic, linguistic, and symbolic level. His works speak of the passage of the line, expanding simultaneously in space and time. Stupía almost exclusively works in black and white and draws on a diverse range of tools and techniques, which then coexist on the same canvas. The artist is partial to many media, including pencil, charcoal, acrylics, graphite, watercolors, and ink. By combining these media in a seemingly random manner, he creates a composition that is both chaotic and harmonious. These canvases are structured around minuscule drawings, which evoke forms that appear to be abstract from a certain distance. However, when the spectator approaches them, he is able to distinguish tiny people, monsters, castles, landscapes, and much more. Oscillating between figuration and abstraction, the artist gradually creates his own universe. “The strained coexistence of diverse materials on the surface of the canvas generates physical as well as visual contrasts. Consequently, it alters the effects of perspective, space, texture, framework, and atmosphere, in a similar manner as the repetition of particular scenes or narratives, which appear and disappear in harmony with the extreme counterpoint between the contrasts.” Eduardo Stupía