There is no doubt that artworks in large formats have an extra appeal that invites us to come closer and discover those minuscule details that sometimes our worn eyes do not allow us to enjoy. Whatever the surface – canvas, wood or wall – works of art are subject to Newton’s law of universal gravitation, so the larger their size, the greater the force that attracts us. It is almost inevitable; the colors call upon us and we have no way to resist. In the end, nature surpasses us and unknowingly does a huge favor to our minds that are tirelessly alert in search of new experiences.
From the artists’ point of view, it is also a temptation to work in large formats. It can be a bit overwhelming at first but, over time, giving an artist a large surface to paint on is like leaving a child in a candy store. They are savored with the very idea, I have witnessed.
This is how we got to this story: A combination of the need to express himself (the artist) in a big way, free time, and the surprise ingredient, the lack of a canvas at that specific moment. Having so much space at home, our artist Pabón really just needed an excuse to put his hands on the colors and do his magic: bring motionless objects to life with the touch of the brush.
The theme chosen for this experiment could not be other than one of our favorites, biodiversity. And the truth is that his famous rainforests condense so much energy in themselves that they stand out in any space. The palette of yellow tones also brightens and gives warmth to the entire area. Not many can boast of having a mural at home, but we do, we have a Yellow Rainforest!
TWO FORMS OF ART MEET
Something that has caught our attention for a long time is how different art forms can converge and interact, resulting in a new work in itself. With our motivation to experiment, we have put ourselves in the task and we have asked our great friend, Argentina-based musician and producer Sergio Ochoa and his team from Piso 13 Producciones, to use scenes of the creation process of “Yellow Rainforest” by Pabón as a source of inspiration to compose his own work.
The composer tells us that he used different elements of the painting such as the color palette, the figure of the hummingbird and the movement of the brush to turn a silent video into a living entity as a result of the music.
The experience was so interesting that we will certainly be bringing together more art forms in the future.