Man and Woman on the Highway' by Jordi Aluma Masvidal (1924)
Titled 'Hombre y Mujer en la Autopista' (Spanish: 'Man and Woman on the Highway'), this fascinatingly complex piece has an outstanding amount of depth. The distorted faces are reminiscent of the portraits of Pablo Picasso, a contemporary and clear influence of Aluma Masvidal. This piece evokes a journey, with the perspectival lines on the left of the composition hinting at the titular 'highway', and the overall translucency of the colour suggesting this is a view through a window. An impressive balance between movement and stillness, perfectly capturing the fleeting moment of strangers' lives we see whilst driving past their cars on a fast-moving road.
Jordi Aluma Masvidal is a Spanish Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1924. Frequently offered at auction, his work is often highly abstract and has echoes of cubism and surrealism - from portraits to landscapes and still lifes, this brilliant, daring artist always uses bold, striking colour.
Artist name: Jordi Aluma Masvidal (b. 1924)
Approx date: Mid 20th Century
Frame Size: H 65 cm x W 77 cm x D 2.8 cm
Paper Size: H 47.5 cm x W 59.5 cm
Medium: Ink and pencil on paper
Condition: Very good.