Cuban ballet dancer, Jorge Barani, is an International Principal Guest Artist
To view the beautiful, creative process of this painting, with music chosen by the dancer himself:
This painting is the third in my series of male ballet dancers. Having trained professionally as a ballet dancer, I instinctively understand good balletic form – not just the shape of the body itself, but the ability of the dancer to create perfect form in their movement. I spend hours and hours seeking the perfect moment in time which will translate into a comprehensible ballet painting.
Jorge Barani is one of my favourite ballet dancers in the world today. His ability to astonish the audience with eye-popping jumps and logic-defying pirouettes leaves everyone breathless with amazement. Alongside his dazzling, passionate and joyous performances, his technical precision is what attracts me as a painter. When ballet is executed at its highest level of technique, the body becomes a vehicle for perfect geometric lines, and this is at the heart of my desire in the creation of this series of ballet paintings. Jorge creates a beauty of form which profoundly inspires me as an artist.
Jorge generously gave me permission to use his photo for the creation of my painting.
Stretched 12oz cotton duck canvas on British sustainable wooden bars.
Artist’s grade acrylic paints and pure platinum metal leaf.
Measurements: 100cm x 100cm x 1.8cm
Not currently for sale. Part of a collection being currently prepared for exhibition.
To purchase this painting, arrange payment, and find out more about carriage costs (I can ship anywhere in the world), please contact me directly.
To view the instagram page of this wonderful dancer: Jorge Barani Instagram