Influenced by history, cinema, and popular culture, Spanish artist Ernesto Cánovas interprets images of the past and shifts their meaning to raise questions about social issues, using a multi-layered technique that can suggest ambiguity and nostalgia.
Spanish artist, Ernesto Cánovas employs a multi-layered practice of painting, drawing, printmaking and photography. Cánovas' artworks are heavily worked and only realised through careful contemplation. Exuding an ironic and somewhat discerning sense of obscurity, the subject matter is not always clarified. By combining the vocabulary of Pop Art with sources from old and new media, he successfully produces work that captures snapshots of the present-day, presenting the viewer with a duality from which the perceived truths are questioned and refashioned.