Oil on canvas, video monitor and remote control. Variable dimensions
Superpainting is one of the pieces where I began to mix video and painting during the 90’s. It consists on an oil painting that portraits Superman flying towards the viewer and commenting the following through a closed caption painted on top of the image: “…by using a remote control hanging in front of the piece, the monitor on the left of the painting can be adjusted. It shows the image, brightness, color, contrast, etc., which makes it a ‘superior painting’.” In spite of Superman wearing the basic colors of the three cathodes that form the TV image (red, blue and yellow), which is ideal for these adjustments, they can only be made in the “copy” of the painting —the video.