“In the Image of God”
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 17, 2021
A native of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Franklin Delgado works with graphite powder to create portraits with precise detail. These drawings are homages to love and the grandeur created with minute particles of matter both in life and art. Delgado’s recent work depicts individuals whose uniqueness treasures an everlasting sentiment that spans the transience of life.
It is mesmerizing how the act of rubbing ashes from animal or vegetable matter can be transformed and repurposed in an act of revival. Charcoal is a thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. It is the processes of transformation of an impure form of carbon, volatile and fragile, with a tremendous capability to ignite. These portraits are that fire; they pay homage to the eternal sublimity of love and its transcendent entanglement in human inner immensity: individuals whose uniqueness treasures an everlasting sentiment that spans the transience of life. This uniqueness mesmerizes me, and moves me to humbly approach these experiences as an artist.
Life itself is a process of unraveling transformations. Intricate organic rhythms and an endless amount of genetic information are coded uniquely at the embryonic stage. Life is given by a miraculous and astonishing course of developments that begins with a process of cellular transformations. The unique intensity within these transformations forces me to stop in the quickness of a moment. There, I try to remember and treasure the images of marvelous entangled rhythms and the human condition. The convolutions in these images fascinate me. Once immersed, I am able to grasp a vastness that I cannot fully relish yet. It is then when drawing becomes my haven; I can resize and reclaim these experiences, by gracefully moving my hand.