‘Smoking Kills’ by Juan Manuel Sanabria
Artist: Juan Manuel Sanabria
Title: ‘Smoking Kills’
Medium: Oil and acrylic on wood panel
Dimensions: 12″ x 12″
Year of Creation: 2021
Artwork Will Ship From: USA
About the Artwork:
“Everything is pixelating us. We are so immersed in and connected by technology nowadays that sometimes we forget what is real, and what is not. In that subject, lately I’ve been portraying different people, or different aspects of life. Sometimes it could be someone at the beach, or playing sports… In this particular case I’ve worked with this ‘dark/punk’ person.” – Juan Manuel Sanabria
About the Artist:
We live in a technological and digital age. Where everyone, is connected and disconnected with everything, at the same time.
-A world that is instantaneous and where there is no longer patience, or time for anyone, or anything.
-A world where social networks are the depository of our lives. Everything must be shared. What I do, what I want and what I feel. EVERYTHING MUST BE SHARED.
If I travel, I’ll share it.
You’ll see it.
You’ll want it.
You’ll travel and share it and so the vicious circle will continue. Must continue.
(Did you really enjoy the landscape, or did you just go for the picture?)
I know everything about you, without having seen or spoken to you in years.
Everything is real. Nothing is real. Remember this.
We are witnesses of a new humanity, where the primitive has prevailed.
Where as a cruel metaphor, humanity is pixelating itself. Decivilized, and locked in these digital caverns, it is losing everything that really matters; and it will do so till one day it becomes a large pixel, where you’ll only see a glimpse, of what it once was.
What I once was.
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Juan Manuel Sanabria, Corrientes, Argentina, 1984; is a contemporary artist, part of the new contemporary art movement, pop surrealism and cubism-digital.
Owner of a masterful technique, Juan Manuel, presents us, in his works, his satirized vision of the current world. We can find in his art, characters in everyday situations, totally decomposed and digitized. Where by mixing colors, and geometries, with a hyper-realistic painting in a style that is totally recognizable, Juan Manuel gives us that magical and tragic sensation of what, according to him, is currently happening.