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Svarbova Splash

Ana Patitú Svarbova Splash

My job in this work revolves around that tacit presence
that sharpens the feeling of solitude.

A bigger Splash

In 2001, during one of my first lessons at university, we were shown “A Bigger Splash” by David Hockney. I was fascinated before that stain bursting into the blue with so much strength. The hot climate and the presence / absence of a human being were unsettling to me.

Svarbova Splash Stage 1

I painted these pictures for me. Just because. Because I admire those artists and I wanted to learn a bit from them, just the way you learn from the big ones: copying.

I tried to fuse the atmosphere and the light of Maria’s photos with Hockney’s “A Bigger Splash”, my favourite picture. In the scene that I imagine, it’s like the girl of the photo had just dived.

My job in this work revolves around that implied presence, the one that sharpens the feeling of solitude.

Photo by Svarbova

I admire the work of María Svarbova, the symmetry, the stillness, the colours, the soviet reminiscence of uniformity, the empty and the somewhat dystopic pools in its abandonment. People languishing still, waiting, as if time didn’t pass.

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Svarbova Splash Stage 1
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 cm
December 2020

2.700

1 in stock

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Svarbova Splash Stage 2
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 cm
December 2020

2.700

1 in stock

Prints
Different sizes

Some pictures of the progress

In July, 2008 I had the chance to contemplate it in the Tate Britain of London. I spent a while (less than I wished) staring at every single line and every single dot that formed the foam of that water splash.

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Empañado
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 65 cm
July 2021

2.438

1 in stock

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Solo
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm
August 2021

1.200

1 in stock