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With oil paint, Orfeo creates images on canvas that blur and streak with movement and light. Nudes or figures in motion stretch through each canvas, sensitively rendered in various hues. Faceted yet textured, each piece blends and sharpens skin tones against saturated backdrops. The result becomes an abstraction of the human form, capturing the delicate slump of shoulders or the soft contour of a nose and cheek in alternately crisp and boundaries between pigments. With each sensitively painted form, Orfeo reflects on complementary aspects of humanity, like the innocence and beauty or the longing and fear.

The meditative nature of his subjects and his expressive use of color, texture, and brush quality communicate the complexity of human emotions. Each work balances the accidental with the intentional. Scrapes or splatters are controlled and juxtaposed with intentional strokes to imbue each abstracted figure with life.

Orfeo studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts College of Fine Art, and currently lives and works from Cape Cod, where he creates images that blur the line between figuration and abstraction.