Shades of Red, Sombra de Rojo , 2018
64 x 216 Inches,
Wood cubes on Plywood, water-based Liquitex
32 panels of 16x16
Installed at Galeria Ethra, Mexico City, 2018, and at Gensler DC, 2019
Made of wood panels layered with woodblocks Shades of Red is overlaid with two tones of red: Old Glory Red of the American flag ( Pantone:193C) and red as appears in the Mexican flag (Pantone 186 C). The two tones of red are solid on both sides of the piece while blending harmoniously and blurring into each other at the central areas. The grid-based configurations of the woodblocks create an imaginary city. The blending color suggests harmony and balance, a meditation on the subtle variations of red, referring to an alternative model for relationships between two nations.
...In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art
— Joseph Albers, Interaction of color