“The paintings take on their own life, outside of my everyday encounters with the objects depicted.”
Pedro Pedro re-imagines still life in juicy paintings of the everyday. “I attempt to animate objects that I interact with daily and give them personality or life,” he says. Lush tableaux of fruit, flowers, clothes and food jostle alongside cigarette butts. The colours and shapes are cartoonish and playful – full of exaggerated lines. Much like his painting style, Pedro's process fuses analogue and digital aspects. He starts with a small sketch which is photographed and put into Photoshop. This is then made into a digital collage, which the artist translates back onto raw linen with chalk. He then fills in using textile paint which has a unique transparent dye effect. Finally, areas of colour and details are added in acrylic.