Anhelo by Ricardo E. Martinez - 20 x 14 inches Signed ani art academy sexes drawing charcoal pastel paper figure portrait exhibition academic contemporary nude
Ricardo E. Martinez
B. 1991


Charcoal and pastel on paper
20 x 14 inches

“Anhelo” literally translates from Spanish as longing or desire. The figure’s simple and understated pose conveys a command over her sexuality and femininity. She has her back towards the viewer and is seemingly detached, gazing dreamily out of the window. Her backlit stance draws the eye to the light pouring in, and to the interlocking folds of drapery on the bed, suggesting a world beyond the room which she inhabits.

Ricardo E. Martinez
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City