Untitled (Woman Standing on Table) by Luis González Palma | Kodalith, Red Paper & Gold Leaf Embedded in Resin | 27 x 37.5 in. | $10,000
This work by Luis González Palma is from the Vogue series, and is nothing less than stunning. As with all of Palma's work it exists in its own duality. It is both golden and dark. It shines- the gold is warm and luminous, and it sinks- the shadows and imagery are both rather deep. Figure and furniture meld together in an elegant room. We are as allured as we are hesitant looking at this image; we are not so sure why the rules of nature cease to exist within it.
Those who are more familiar with the Artist's greater oeuvre know that he uses chairs, among other objects, to replace or stand-in for a missing figure. He has been concerned with difficult histories within the Latin American World, such as the persecution of the native people, the impact of colonialism, or the Disappeared in Argentina. Aesthetically, his work has been said to represent the death of romanticism.