Last night we attended the opening of Barcelona based creative duo Hunter & Gatti’s launch for “THE SERIES,” an exhibition featuring highlights of their recent collections of photography and paintings. The exhibition included an array of their celebrity portraits featuring Bruno Mars, Poppy Delevingne, Rebecca Fergusson, and Douglas Booth alongside acrylic paintings over photograph canvases from editorials for Vogue and Flaunt.
Featured here is our favorite of “The Series”, Series N#2. These mixed media works started as an editorial for Vogue featuring model Gertrud Hegelun, “we wanted to play on the distortion of the images to experiment with the blend of flesh tones with the background of color or black and white. This partial blur, or distortion of part of the image, is a play on reality and abstraction that creates an interesting dialogue between photography and painting. When you look closely at the part that is distorted with paint, it creates a texture where flesh tones mix with black, white and jewelry colors, emulating the effect of a camouflage print, ” said the artists.