‘Half-Life’ by Jonathan Espinoza-Perez

£950.00

Artist: Jonathan Espinoza-Perez
Title: ‘Half-Life’
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 18″ x 24″
Framing: Unframed
Year of Creation: 2024
Artwork Will Ship From: USA

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‘Half-Life’ by Jonathan Espinoza-Perez

Artist: Jonathan Espinoza-Perez
Title: ‘Half-Life’
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 18″ x 24″
Framing: Unframed
Year of Creation: 2024
Artwork Will Ship From: USA

About the Artwork:

“In this piece I explore the theme of time, decay, and escapism. The central figure Tonatiuh, the revered Aztec god of the sun, watches the viewer from the dark depths of a pixelated dungeon where he waits patiently, referencing the nostalgic visual language of early video games. Considered the fifth sun, our current sun, tells us of creation and destruction of previous worlds. The decay and fragmentation represented by the pixel bricks echo the inevitable deterioration that all things, whether mythological or technological, must face. When will his time end and welcome the sixth creation? Perhaps it falls on the shoulders of humanity.” – Jonathan Espinoza-Perez

About the Artist:

(Artist Bio)

Jonathan Espinoza is a painter working and living in Chicago. He received his BFA from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 2020. Having graduated at the peak of the pandemic and followed by isolation, his current work is a result of self reflection, the unknown, and the dread that seems to tease us when we try to escape it. Jonathan has exhibited in numerous group shows throughout Chicago and has assisted in multiple murals in the Midwest.