The Masked Queen is part of a series of paintings called "Low-Resolution Paintings" which are images made up of solid-coloured squares and together they form an image that can be recognizable either because it is a known image or a known character.
Today, we are so used to seeing images through different screens (e.g. tablets, computers, and smartphones). These devices create images by producing numerous pixels.
I decided to paint some iconic characters, as if they had been digitized in low resolution, highlighting the pixels or squares that construct the painting. In this case, it is Queen Elizabeth II of England, embellished with silver and oil glazes.
These paintings have two ways of being seen, which changes your perception: from near or far. When you look closely at my painting "Masked Queen", you may think that it is an abstract composition made of squares, similar to some impressionist paintings by Seurat or Monet, which can give the impression of being abstract paintings. But when you take a step back and see the whole composition, you can recognize the character, in this case wearing a face mask, like most of us during this pandemic.
Masked Queen Low-resolution Painting Painting Mixed media on canvas 25.5 x 30 cm
Mexican Artist, Angelica Guerrero holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Monterrey and an MFA from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. Angelica has taken several courses in Mexico and abroad including schools like Parsons and School of Visual Arts in New York, and Central Saint Martins in London. She is currently focused on her artwork working with commissions and new productions. She has been in 9 group shows in the UK and Mexico and had a solo exhibit in Chihuahua, Mexico. She is a member of Circle Foundation for the Arts (France). She currently lives in Lincoln, UK.