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Fish Hook Portrait by Cuban Artist, Yoan Capote

Juxtapoz // Saturday, 24 Mar 2012
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isla
Of course, it is always impressive to create a gigantic mural or canvas painting that stands at 26-feet long, and in the case of Cuban artist Yoan Capote, his Isla is quite impressive. But look closely, and you will notice something strange: Isla was completed entirely out of fish hooks. Not just a few, over 500,000 fishing hooks were placed/screwed into plywood to create the dark waves and shadowing. Capote says of the work, "This series of fish-hooks paintings combine the sesibility of different techniques knowledges in relation with our senses and perception. In the distance it looks like a drawing or etching, more near we can appreciate the brushstrokes of the oil painting, and very close we feel the relieve with the sensorial power and aggressiveness of the objects in its sculpture condition." (via)

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