“Birds” is another series in Perdiguero’s ongoing exploration of the psychological intersection of the human and animal. These glorious large scale black and white works , portray the splendour and beauty of birds. The soaring eagles seem to embody celestial longings and national aspirations.
Perdiguero considers his paintings to be drawings, where chiaroscuro plays a predominant role and simplicity and balance unite:
“My work is deeply rooted in figuration, coming from the tradition of the Spanish Baroque School. I am constantly pushing the conceptual sources of this tradition and its historical influence on my art by stretching the limits of its boundaries, and extending static notions of painting and drawing to merge them with photography. As a result of this, my images are classical in appearance but strongly contemporary in the way they are conceptualized and rendered.”