The Catalan artist Xavier Visa (Spain, 1958-) paints anonymous out-of-focus streets and people.
Perhaps they represent all those people we don’t see, who cross our path like a blur, all those people we neglect when we rush to our important destination…
On the site, an interesting Flemish newspaper’s excerpt by Pieter Geerts (Gazet van Antwerpen) describes the artist’s technique.
At the source, a deliberately indistinct photograph; then a gessoed thick wooden panel with several transparent coloured oil layers: exactly Van Eyck’s way of working – not the photographic part huh ! :).
The transparency of the multiple layers enhances the colouring, says the author of the review, and the contrast with the hazy vision creates mystery.