Profile of Gago Exotica

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My recent series, Exotica, is executed in a very particular, highly decorative and ornamental style, created specifically for the depiction of this extremely stylized fantasy world, full of splendor and sensuality. I apply a new technique I developed, using gold, silver, copper and jewel-toned enamels mainly on black or other dark canvas or board. This choice of materials helps me to convey the sense of refined luxury and rich adornment of the scenery and characters that I portray. The figures I painted here are supple, exquisite, full of plasticity and the grace of exotic dance. They are contoured with thin, softly flowing lines combined with the flat captured geometry reminiscent of ancient cultures.