Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chicas Locas - Art


Chicas Locas is a simple piece that uses ordinary shapes to create a memorable impression. In this painting, multiple circles crowd the painting’s frame, overlapping as if they are climbing on top of each other. This swarm of circles can be viewed as a group of people viewed from the top, a cluster of people captured from an aerial view. This group is frantic and swarming, which is shown by the way that the figures are pressing up against each other.

The title of this painting, Chicas Locas, translates to “crazy girls” in Spanish. This translation suggests that the figures in the painting are women, and that they are “crazy,” possibly caught up in the mindset of the group, pressing forward without any real self-knowledge or deliberate intention. Subscribers to the ideology of the group, these women climb over each other, blindly racing toward some unseen finish line.

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