Félix de la Concha pregunta mientras pinta a: (Félix de la Concha asks meanwhile painting to:)
La Semana Negra (Summer 2013) is a large literary event in Gijón, Spain. During this festival every day a different author was portrayed and interviewed live in front of an audience. The whole process is monitored on a screen.
In itself, the process of portraits with conversation takes advantage of that unique situation between model and painter. With the time necessary to be able to complete it and the intimacy being the two alone in the study. This last condition of apparent privacy was broken in the Semana Negra from the moment it was performed in front of the public. With an echo of psychoanalytic session, the two hours that are normally used for these types of portraits with conversation was reduced to only one, for the sake of a greater dramatic intensity. Painting each portrait is always an unpredictable adventure, both the conversation and the result on the canvas.