Federico Infante blends the figurative and the abstract in his stirring acrylic paintings. His upcoming show at Hugo Galerie in New York, “The Geography of Hope,” collects a new body of work from the artist. The show begins May 26 and runs through June 17. Infante was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Figures are subsumed in textured paint that drifts over the horizon like a thick fog in Federico Infante’s mysterious configurations of oils on canvas. Infante begins by working with the background, layering different pigments in an intuitive process that yields unique hues of taupe and dusky blue. But despite their abstract nature, Infante’s paintings reveal a narrative quality within his careful selection of figurative details.