Astolfo Funes (b. 1973) seems like a modern-day flâneur walking the streets, but his wanderings are not aimless: he observes individuals within the
multitudes, noting and registering their actions, appearances, and expressions. Then, with a passionate, aggressive use of color and brushstrokes, he records these sights, traps them on the
canvas, these figures that have an air of tragedy, isolation, and seem to exist in inertia in life as much as they do on the painted surface.