Friday, December 16, 2011

Standing Nymph

Oil on canvas - 153x101cm (60x40in) - 2011
© Horacio Cardozo
 Image of model by Andy Kabanoff
In Standing Nymph, abstract and classical figurative elements are combined in a most contemplative work. The background treatment evokes Rothko’s multiforms. The gold and umber tones provoke thoughts of nature: autumn leaves and tree bark. The girl stands in a pensive, almost ambiguous pose; half of her existing in our world, the other half part of another. Her gaze is distant. Her eyes long for moments filled with song and dance.  She is conflicted and clutches herself, in search of a kind of safety, as her purity (symbolized by the white drapery) slips away from her bare skin.
 Comment by Antonio Estevez

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Two Boats on the Beach

Oil on canvas - 101x101cm (40x40in) - 2011
© Horacio Cardozo

Two Boats on the Beach tells a story of recent arrivals, possibly even intimate friends who have chosen to escape from chaotic lives to find relaxation and exploration on a sandy shore. The proximity of the boats with their shadows touching, denote a close relationship between the travelers. The wooden trim of the exteriors are similar in model and size and composed with equal diligence. But it is in the crafts’ differences that the painter expresses the characters of both the vessels and travelers. One is bare, simple and proper condition. The other is complex, worn, more experienced.

 Comment by Antonio Estevez

Friday, April 8, 2011

Peaches and Figs

Oil on canvas - 61x101cm (24x40in) - 2011
© Horacio Cardozo

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Calm Waters

Oil on canvas - 137x137cm [54x54in] - 2011
© Horacio Cardozo

Monday, February 7, 2011

Resting Nude

Oil on linen - 122x46cm - 2011
© Horacio Cardozo