ABOUT A PORTRAIT OF DESIRE
Artist: Sergio Martinez
Land of Origin: Spain
With “Portrait of Desire”, Segio serves us with a whimsical, naughty and engaging scene, where human beings gather to indulge their harmless, hedonistic pleasures. A man with all the focus of an old world craftsman focuses on the female form by glorifying its perfection with flora.
The scene delights the viewer with its exquisite rendering of physical detail but above all the all-pervasive softness of the light, the carpet, the curtains, and the overall atmosphere, down to the fluffy cat. A softness, gentleness with a firm core, for it is tangibly rooted in confidence, self-acceptance and tolerance.
Most of the subjects present the illusion of being primarily self-focused for the duration of these entertaining engagements. But what might the cat think?