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A Portfolio of Colourful Paintings by Arquimedes Mejia

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Arquimedes Mejia is a painter and artist born in Seíbo, Dominican Republic. In his art practice, Arquimedes produces colourful paintings of faces, landscapes, and still-life subject matter. The artist’s style is easily adapted to both smooth, soft blending techniques and more textural brush marks. 


A painting of a half-peeled mandarin orangeUntitled

 

The artist’s most recent paintings showcase Arquimedes’ skill with facial features -- many of the works in his New Paintings portfolio gallery are portraits of feminine faces, and I really like the way the artist balances softly blended skin tones with detailed, lifelike features and hard-lined, sketchy hair and fabrics. In the uniform lines that make up the subjects’ hair, it’s clear that these paintings are digital, but the blending elsewhere in the image could easily be oil or acrylic. 


A screen capture of Arquimedes Mejia's art portfolio websitewww.arquimedesmejia.com

 

As we saw in our previous feature of Arquimedes’ figurative painting, the artist’s Arlequines series is an interesting exploration of both figure painting and geometric abstraction. Human figures clad in “harlequin” patterned outfits enact various poses -- I especially like the few works wherein multiple figures intersect with one another, producing interesting op-art moments where their patterned costumes overlap.


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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