Oil of Christ by Rafael N. Rivera Garcia
This fragmented image of Jesus Christ in oil uses harsh lines and a bold palette to evoke a sense of suffering and torture. The many layers of this fascinating painting give an extra depth and dimension to an image which most are familiar with. This outstanding abstraction would make a fantastic statement piece in a modern interior.
Rafael N. Rivera Garcia, born in New York City in 1930, is an artist and muralist who lives in Puerto Rico. known for his bold abstract pieces and vivid palettes, Garcia’s work has been described as ‘neo-figurative art’. “Practitioners of neo figuration use recognizable images which are then moulded and reconfigured - often focusing on form and colour - according to the artist’s own conceptual or interpretive constructs”
Artist name: Rafael N. Rivera Garcia
Approx date: 1960
Frame Size: H 102.5 cm x W 38 cm x D 4 cm
Board Size: H 100.5 cm x W 36 cm
Medium: Oil and wax on board