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Photorealistic Graphite Drawings of Planes on Canvas

Cuban artist Jorge Lpez Pardo masterfully illustrates metaphoric scenes about life in graphite on canvas. His portfolio's photorealistic renditions, particularly those found in his series' titled Black Box and Sighting, depict interpretive representations of how the artist sees the world. Lpez Pardo uses a plane as a symbol of the modern man who undergoes the trials and tribulations of life–struggling with inner dilemmas, from loneliness to one's own personal path. They are artistic portrayals of the plight of man.

To explain his chosen subject Lpez Pardo says, “A plane has no boundaries–in fact, it's always breaking them.” He also points out their globally recognized form and the multicultural cargo and passengers any given aircraft holds. His message about the contemporary man's internal struggle is a universal one. The artist explains, “The sobriety and the formal synthesis, as well as the vague environments, make these works spaces for a gaze toward the interior, a search that exceeds the limits of the machine and becomes eminently human.”











Jorge Lpez Pardo website
via [Fubiz, Cuban Art News]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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