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Metamorphopsia Lemon Black 37By Vidal Toreyo

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Acrylic, Acrylic on hdf wooden board

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Dimensions: 100cm (H) x 70cm (W) x 0.5cm (D) / 39.4" (H) x 27.6" (W) x 0.2" (D)

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Artist Statement

Metamorphopsia is a specific disorder of visual perception. This is due to the central nervous system, which is involved in the transmission, modality and analysis of visual stimuli. The objects seen are perceived as changed, but in such a way that the object is still recognizable, although it seems to have properties different from the real ones. Metamorphopsia means that perceived objects may be in a different place than they really are. The world can be brighter, more expressive - an abstract painting with unique features is created. Deformations can change the size of viewed objects, distances and proportions. Multiplications of elements may appear. It is also characteristic to shimmer or glow of the visual image, color changes of objects or monochrome vision. Visual metamorphopsia also includes disturbances in the emotional perception of perceived objects.
Vidal Toreyo was inspired not only by the optical, but also the emotional side of this phenomenon. He used it to create a series of abstract paintings. Vidal Toreyo's paintings go beyond simple deformation. They are a puzzle in which you have to find and imagine the topic. Therefore, the names of this series do not suggest what was the inspiration. The viewer has complete freedom to interpret the painter's ideas. It is a game. He plays with himself. The viewed image is real, its associations are caused by presumptions and conjectures. The viewer's brain looks for associations, assesses the drawing, colors and tones. An abstract painting in your mind changes and adjusts to the image, association and memories. And each viewer deforms what he sees in front of him into his own image, creates his own metamorphopsia in his mind.


Artist Profile

Born: 1963
Hometown: Jerez de la Frontera
Based in: Jerez de la Frontera

Vidal Toreyo comes from a sheep ranching family. The surroundings of the childhood region, the rough, coarse nature he grew up with, were the main reason he wanted, to the disbelief and disappointment of his father, to study painting. He studied art and now lives most of the year in …


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