Arturo Mallmann

Translucent Interactions

Translucent Interactions
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36, $5300

Calm Waters

  Calm Waters
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 60

Familia

  Familia
Mixed Media on Panel, 26 x 48

Far Away Land

  Far Away Land
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Endless Perception

  Endless Perception
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 72

Distant Comunication

  Distant Comunication
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 66

A Place To Explore

  A Place To Explore
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 36

Blue Romance

  Blue Romance
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 48

Caminando Sin Rumbo

  Caminando Sin Rumbo
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 36

Horizontal Path

  Horizontal Path
Mixed Media on Panel, 30 x 48

Hombre Pensando (man thinking)

  Hombre Pensando (man thinking)
Mixed Media on Panel, 30 x 48

Joyful Solitude

  Joyful Solitude
Mixed Media on Panel, 15 x 30

New Journey

  New Journey
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 30

Facing The Unknown

  Facing The Unknown
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 60

Chair

  Chair
Mixed Media on Panel, 30 x 48

A New Land

  A New Land
Mixed Media on Panel, 30 x 48

Endless Perception

  Endless Perception
Mixed Media on Panel, 42 x 42

Walking on Water

  Walking on Water
Mixed Media on Panel, 15 x 30

Blinding Journey

  Blinding Journey
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 18

Un Rumbo Incierto

  Un Rumbo Incierto
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 36

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Calm Waters thumbnail
Familia thumbnail
Far Away Land thumbnail
Endless Perception thumbnail
Distant Comunication thumbnail
A Place To Explore thumbnail
Blue Romance thumbnail
Caminando Sin Rumbo thumbnail
Horizontal Path thumbnail
Hombre Pensando (man thinking) thumbnail
Joyful Solitude thumbnail
New Journey thumbnail
Facing The Unknown thumbnail
Chair thumbnail
A New Land thumbnail
Endless Perception thumbnail
Walking on Water thumbnail
Blinding Journey thumbnail
Un Rumbo Incierto thumbnail

Artist Statement

Since I was a kid I always wanted to go to places where I could look very far away, be it the mountains, the ocean or the never ending horizon of the Argentinean Pampas. I never knew what to say when people asked me what was I looking at. I guess that what I liked was precisely that there was nothing in particular to look at, it was a great feeling of liberation. When I start a painting my first motivation is to develop a space that presents no barriers for the eyes. That is why depth is so important to me.For many years I’ve been developing a technique that more than creating an illusion of depth, it rather transforms the space of the painting into a-semi-three-dimensional space. This technique consists of innumerable layers of translucent acrylic colors applied between several coats of clear epoxy resin. One coat of the resin equals around fifty coats of varnish. After a few coats of resin you can build up the surface of the painting up to half an inch thick or more. The interaction of all these layers of colors between the coats of clear resin not only increases the depth, it also creates a much more vibrating final effect than the one you get when the colors are applied one on top of the other, without anything in between. When I finish a painting It is difficult sometimes to tell which is the dominant color. You can say it is green or red but if you look carefully you see that whatever color you are looking at it is not just that color, but the result of multiple interactions instead. I place the human beings that appear in my paintings very far away from the viewer, usually so close to the horizon that they frequently look on the verge of disappearing. I do that not only to further increase the depth but also because I want those human beings to be surrounded by a vast , naked and mysterious universe that presents no distractions, very different from the urban environment where most people spend their lives, an environment that is hopefully more conducive to explore our selves.