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Untitled (Sole Silhouette)

Untitled (Sole Silhouette)

Karl Mata Hipol North Vancouver, BC

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Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
We also offer an installment payment program and art installation services: contact us for more details.
About the Artwork

This series of constructed abstract paintings significantly reflect my narrative—a Filipino immigrant student artist here in Canada. I am exploring the themes of history, process, and immigration. The paintings serve as my memoir and blueprints that trace who I am, where I came, and my journey. I create multi-layered, dimensional paintings that draw viewers to reflect, inquire, visualize, see inspiration, and feel uncomfortable, to investigate and to explore. The artworks exhibit multiple layers of metaphors and symbolism that relates to me: First is the support, which is Denim Fabric. In this painting, the denim is a response to the notion of "Canadian Tuxedo," and thus, symbolizes Canada. So, this situates me here in Canada and acknowledges that through immigration, I am here creating, building up, and layering my marks in the society. The second crucial part of the paintings is the materialization of the 'acrylic skin.' I am highlighting the action of "peeling off and gluing" of the skin into a new surface—a metaphor of a body immigrating into a new place—a conceptual visualization of my journey from the Philippines to Canada.

Technique:Mixed Media and Acrylic Skin on Denim Fabric
Contents:Construction, Scaffolding, Building, Bird, Animal, Crystal
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Unframed Size:48in x 36in
Frame:Not framed
Weight:10.3lbs (estimated)
Shipping & Purchase
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
A payment program is available with three equal installments- we can work together to support artists and your budget! Contact us for details.

Karl Mata Hipol

North Vancouver, British Columbia

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