PARTÍCULAS CC

Sebastián Hidalgo’s (Mexico, 1985) work exhibits a pictorial quality of a metaphysical nature, in which different conceptual, sensorial and dreamlike planes converge. In line with the definition set forth by renowned Greek-Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico (1888 – 1978) it is possible to identify three fundamental elements within Hidalgo’s work that situate it within this narrative: the superposition and disruption of forms and characters, an ironic distancing from the represented scenarios, and lastly, the enigmatic and poetic quality of the elements that make up his work. This premise materializes through the pieces that are presented in Partículas —the first exhibition at Ambar Quijano’s gallery— inspired by the artist’s rich dream life. + Read more

With a genuine interest in eclecticism, Hidalgo incorporates diverse visual languages without preconceived hierarchies into his works. His references range from quotidian elements such as street signs and caricatures, to the formal and historic visual languages he’s learned throughout his artistic career. Additionally, he also incorporates archaic and contemporary influences, gaining an understanding of language through the forms themselves. The diversity of these influences enriches and makes his visual narratives more complex, giving his works an enigmatic and poetic quality.

In the second moment, Hidalgo delves into a meditative exercise in which the series of drawings on view represent the flow of organic thought. To do this the artist makes use of automatism, which emerged as an innovative technique employed by the Surrealists and whose purpose lies in emancipating the creative process from the confines of logic and control. 

By subverting rational thought and allowing the psyche to take the reins, artists sought to delve into the depths of the subconscious, revealing the hidden longings, dreams and fears that lie beneath the surface of human awareness. In this way Hidalgo explores the processes of the mind as well as their translation into forms, allowing images to flow freely through space in a gesture of creative autonomy.

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“Velo Atómico” (2024) –which arises from drawing as well as dot and line exercises– acts as the culminating piece and epilogue of the show. Materializing a veil in constant movement that is composed of interrelated nodes and reflects upon the visible particles from which reality originates. This work synthesizes the common threads that are present throughout Hidalgo’s practice: the fusion of seemingly antagonistic elements and the exploration of alternate states of consciousness that transcend the borders of perception.  

Throughout this exhibition and similarly to the artists of the metaphysical movement, Sebastián Hidalgo creates a universe in which polarities merge and waking dreams become a solemn reality. His canvases act as meditative portals that explore states of consciousness, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the limitless potential of imagination as well as embody the very rhythms of the human psyche. Text by Alberto Ríos de la Rosa Learn more about Sebastián Hidalgo: here.

ARTWORKS

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Barco de cristal, 2024
Graphite on cotton/Kozo paper
Aluminum frame
52.5 x 41 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Ventana al valle, 2024
Graphite on cotton/Kozo paper
108 x 150 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Partículas, 2024
Graphite on cotton/Kozo paper
Aluminum frame
52.5 x 41 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Fluctuaciones 1 (Jardín con oruga), 2023
Charcoal on Kozo paper
Aluminum frame
41 x 30.5 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Espacio Común, 2024
Oil on canvas
84 x 110 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Velo Atómico, 2024
Oil on canvas
65 x 50 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Fluctuaciones 2 (Niños volando), 2023
Charcoal on Kozo paper
Aluminum frame
41 x 30.5 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Holograma, 2024
Oil on canvas
43 x 61 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Fluctuaciones 3 (Elevación), 2023
Charcoal on Kozo paper
Aluminum frame
41 x 30.5 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Exhalación, 2024
Graphite on cotton/Kozo paper
Aluminum frame
41 x 52.5 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Retrato orbital, 2024
Oil on canvas
65 x 50 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Fluctuaciones 4 (Brisa de cascadas), 2023
Charcoal on Kozo paper
Aluminum frame
41 x 30.5 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Fluctuaciones 5 (Lechuzas), 2023
Charcoal on Kozo paper
Aluminum frame
41 x 30.5 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Pasajero, 2024
Oil on canvas
43 x 61 cm

SEBASTIÁN HIDALGO

Fluctuaciones 6 (Ella y el río), 2023
Charcoal on Kozo paper
Aluminum frame
41 x 30.5 cm

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