Chambers Hotel Response
The piece that I fell in love with at the Chambers Hotel was the first one I saw, "George". The artist, Salustiano, made it in 2004 with natural pigment and acrylic on canvas.
What grabbed me in this painting was the color. From a distance is look like 90% of this piece is a uniform color of red, which is a beautiful deep dark red. When you get closer to it you can see that there is another shade of red, which is very different, and creates the outline of a person. The one non-red part of the piece is the face of a person. It is difficult to tell the sex of the person but the look very young and innocent. The darker red outlining their body shows their upper torso, and a hood around the back half of their head. The coolest thing about this painting is the very subtle differences in the shades of red, and how precisely those subtle differences create a person. According to our guide, those subtle differences in color were accomplished making layer upon layer of color.