The Face, painting

a Neo-Expressionist painting

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31.5 W x 39.3 H / 80 x 100 cm


Enamel, Spray Paint, Oil Pastel, Oil Stick




This colorful painting is stretched, wired and ready to hang. The sides of this mixed-media artwork are painted, and it does not require framing.


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The Face: Hidden Perspectives

The Essence of the Elemental
In "The Face," a piece by street artist Diego Tirigall, primary colors (yellow, red, and blue) serve as a guiding thread that invites us to contemplate the human essence and the artist's inner nature. This chromatic choice, characteristic of the street art style, suggests an exploration of the fundamentals, connecting the viewer to the origin of emotions and creativity.

Fragments of a Being
Expressive brushstrokes and simple geometric shapes that form the face, in this case with an emotional or psychological focus, reveal the constant reconstruction of the artist's emotions and experiences throughout his personal and artistic journey. This mosaic of fragments can be interpreted as a metaphor for the internal struggle to find a sense of identity and belonging. The lysergic and disjointed aspect of the face's parts playfully evokes Edvard Munch's "The Scream," as if we were witnessing the muscular structure hidden beneath the anguished face of "The Scream," in an anatomical and lysergic vision simultaneously. This comparison reflects the creator's concerns and the forces that drive him.

The word "Time" repeated in the top left corner of the painting refers to the artist's personal concern for the passage of time, the invisible thread that binds us to a constant flow, and that pursues us on both individual and collective levels.

Texts, Thoughts, and Liberation
The canvas is filled with texts surrounding the portrait, representing not only the artist's thoughts and reflections but also a reflection of the attention deficit disorder that the artist himself confesses. The painting thus becomes a space for the release of the pressure of disordered thoughts, at least occasionally.

The occupation of the portrait on almost the entire surface of the canvas suggests a feeling of suffocation or claustrophobia. If we consider that this painting could be a self-portrait of how the artist felt at the time of painting it, this sense of confinement takes on an even deeper and more personal meaning.

The relationship between "The Face" and other works by Tirigall, such as "Delete Zone," "AB Testing," "Health for All, Forgiveness and Strength," and "Untamed," shows an evolution in his exploration of identity and fragmentation. By observing the simple geometric shapes of the face, it is possible to trace an unconventional connection to the Cubist art of Picasso and Braque, where the focus shifts from the spatial to the psychological. In this way, it is evident how these themes are present in the artist's life and work over time. This connecting thread between his works invites us to reflect on the changing nature of our own identity and how we confront it throughout our lives.

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