Week 14- Artist Interview- Andrea Albarran

This week in the art galleries the shows displayed many paintings which are one of my favorite types of art to view. The Liminal show was very interesting and i loved the variety in all the paintings. Liminal was the title which means, of or relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. The painting that I liked the most was Mi Familia by artist Andrea Albarran. What appealed the most to me was all the vibrant colors that were incorporated in the painting itself. Also, the painting looked like it depicted a hispanic family. I come from a Mexican Family so I felt that I could really relate to it. I have had family members who wore the traditional dresses the girls in the painting were wearing also.

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However, what I also noticed from the painting was the serious and almost dark mood that it gave me. The colors were very bright and light on the family members but behind the colors contrasted making it seem much darker in the background. the family also looked unhappy to me and a little sad. I felt that there was tension and issues the family was having. I felt that there was a story about the hardships the family had went through. According the Albarran, “The utilization of color exposed” emotion to her. I could tell there was definitely many emotions the artist was portraying throughout her contrast in colors.

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