Brazilian born artist Hamilton Aguiar's series Acqua, mirrors the complexity of color comprised in an ocean's depths; Aguiar accomplishes this through his application of silver leaf over linen canvases, creating washes and shadows with oil paint. His process continues with the addition of resin over his paintings to seal them. His images radiate a dramatic lighting that results from the chemistry between the richness of the oils and the mercurial nature of the silver.  

Featured: Acqua 18044, 2018, Oil over Copper Leaf on Panel with Resin, 29 x 73 in.