Aldo Valdez

Spectrum 3, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in.
Spectrum 2, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in.
Spectrum 1, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in.
Spectrum 4, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in.
       

Spectrum is a series of paintings in progress by Aldo Valdez. In these large-scale, atmospheric works he uses hundreds of thin veils of paint to explore the subtleties of color, and how changing light affects the painted surface. Morning light reveals dynamic tones and textures that mid-day sun flattens and conceals. And as day turns to dusk, the paintings become more potent, dynamic, and dimensional. They reveal themselves slowly, and only by living with these paintings and observing them over time can we ever really see them.