In paintings series Mesalina we get an insight into Chacons fascination with the Roman Empire. Its power, grandeur, excesses and elegance. Iconic Roman symbols like Emperor Claudius, temptress Mesalina and Bacchus the god of wine, inspired him to make a series of monochrome paintings. The monochromes reduce painting …

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Omar Chacon

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Omar Chacon creates intricately patterned paintings inspired by the traditional folk art of South America. The artist begins each work by applying acrylic paint to wax paper, fashioning thousands of brightly-colored ovals and drips. Once dry, the artist peels off these shapes—each one unique and hand-crafted—and layers them onto canvas or paper to create his highly-textured pieces. Chacon compares this process to a social gathering, as he brings together a variety of disparate elements into a single unit. For a recent series, Chacon looked to the culture and myths of Ancient Rome, producing monochromatic paintings in deep purples and golds that reflect the society’s imperial colors.

Selected exhibitions
2020
MESALINAS OPERATICAS a solo exhibition by Omar ChaconFouladi Projects
2019
Omar Chacon: Ohio CriolloMargaret Thatcher Projects
OMAR CHACON | OHIO CRIOLLOMargaret Thatcher Projects
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Omar Chacon

Mesalina Roja 2, 2018

Acrylic on canvas
30 × 26 in
76.2 × 66 cm
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In paintings series Mesalina we get an insight into Chacons fascination with the Roman Empire. Its …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Omar Chacon

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Omar Chacon creates intricately patterned paintings inspired by the traditional folk art of South America. The artist begins each work by applying acrylic paint to wax paper, fashioning thousands of brightly-colored ovals and drips. Once dry, the artist peels off these shapes—each one unique and hand-crafted—and layers them onto canvas or paper to create his highly-textured pieces. Chacon compares this process to a social gathering, as he brings together a variety of disparate elements into a single unit. For a recent series, Chacon looked to the culture and myths of Ancient Rome, producing monochromatic paintings in deep purples and golds that reflect the society’s imperial colors.

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