Raúl Fombona's surreal and delicate works on paper utilize pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal to create dream-like, haunting scenes. As a child, Fombona spent extended periods of time in the hospital, where drawing and coloring were his only true outlets. Today, his works often depict lonely figures in dystopic, barren worlds. They are portraits of exile, representing disconnect from society, technology, or even one's self.
No matter which tools he may be using, Fombona displays mastery over the drawn form: the lines are elegant, the shading precise, and limited color palette impeccably applied to create an undeniable focus.