Kinetic Painting – Two Portraits in a Single Piece

Kinetic Painting

Kinetic Painting Reveals Two Portraits in a Single Piece


Sergi Cadenas is a self-taught artist who loves to focus on transformative pieces. One of his most famous works is a portrait of Marilyn Monroe that turns into Albert Einstein when you view it from a different angle.

by Cristian I.

The Showcases

Another one showcases a young woman who ages into an older version of itself.

Every piece that Cadenas creates is a stand-alone portrait by itself, and an incredible work of art.

When you move between the two ends, the transitional painting that you see also emerges.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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How Does the Artist Create Moving Portraits?

Cadenas doesn’t use electronics or holographic technology to capture the transformative images that he displays.

His technique uses rigid, vertical strips to produce the desired impact for the viewer.

Then he paints a different person on each side of the piece.

When you view the work from an angle, then you’ll see the portrait of the intended subject.

As you walk toward the center of his artwork, then the subjects converge.

Their characteristics begin to blend because the visual angle changes. Then the other portrait emerges when you see the piece from the other direction.

Cadenas’ kinetic artwork often focuses on duality.

There are several ways one could interpret the message of the experience.

With the Monroe and Einstein piece, the message is something akin to a person having both beauty and intelligence.

The composition of the aging women symbolized the journey that we all take through life together.

It is a deliberate way of viewing his work that forces individuals to decipher that duality for themselves.

What Cadenas provides us with is a reminder that there are times in life when it is essential that we slow down.

If we move to fast, then we can miss some beautiful things.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cadenas Has Painted Professional Only Since the Age of 30

Unlike many artists who begin to explore their creativity in their childhood before turning their work into a career, Cadenas has been professionally engaged in painting since the age of 30.

His first works were urban landscapes from his hometown of Girona.

Cadenas also used to participate in speed-painting contests throughout Europe.

Now you can find him in his studio, creating large-format portraits, spending time with his family, and the company of his dog.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Me and My Dog
Me and My Dog
Aging 2
Aging 2
Perfection
Perfection
Life an Death
Life and Death
Feelings
Feelings
Aging
Aging