About the artist
Pepe Hidalgo’s style is figurative and abstract narrative. His figurative is not related to realism, it is created from his imagination. Hidalgo’s paintings achieve strength through the glazes or velatures he applies. He will apply two or three to the painting, they help create a sense of space.
There is a distinct element present in his paintings, a string or cord that acts as the umbilical cord that unites him to the universe, and allows him to time travel back and forth as it supports his weight and pulls him back into reality. It also takes on the role of identity maker and it can almost be considered to replace his signature.
Hidalgo predominantly paints with acrylic and sketches. His artistic process started as a child during frequent visits to the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Goya's paintings are what confirmed his desire to be an artist. Later he was influenced by Velazquez, Zurbaran, El Bosco, and the impressionists.
Art has allowed him to “free himself” and express himself without prejudice, to lose the objective by which to paint, and to dare to do what he feels without expectations. Many people ask him where he gets his ideas for his paintings. When you Know him you realize he mixes his knowledge of astrology, history, life, and experiences. It is all manifested and expressed in his paintings.
Visit Pepe’s website at http://www.pepehidalgo.es