Part of ”Entre perros y carreteras” (between dogs and highways). In progress.
The bird sculpture was made by a friend of my adolescence and my very first love, Philipp Reichardt.
Steel and glass, 2000.
“Let the devil in o el fantasma tropical” This drawing was made after someone came into my room while I was sleeping alone in Puerto Escondido, took all my money and left in silence.
This was the wrapping paper of a gift.
Alvaro Nates, my official photographer did a shooting for Spot Magazine in Mexico City,
and I asked him for one picture to paint on. this is what came out. I love it! Its called Tiger.
“Frida en un jardín escocés” Oil on canvas, 2011
“En el norte” Watercolor on canvas, 2011
Posted: January 26th, 2012
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These boots where made for walking
Posted: January 21st, 2012
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My dear photographer friend Ximena Romero took these pictures at the Illustration and Painting Workshop we did in November of last year. As she said “I have never painted in my life” some very interesting and creative drawings and paintings came out during the weekend, which is a proof that we all have plenty of artistic blessings, its just about bringing them out!
You should have a look at her blog, peti-rojo.tumblr.com. It has beautiful inspirational things and photographs.
Neto is an audio engineer, and he was our official camera man during the weekend! Guerrilla Recording. Frida is his loooovely chihuahua.
Contemporary Art (Theory)
Ximena´s first drawing!
Painting and Illustration Lesson 1
Our first guest, mexican painter Rafael Uriegas. He teached theory of Modern Painting.
Juan Manuel Torreblanca is a very talented musician, poet and visual artist.
Natalia Lafourcade is a wise person, moving musician and songwriter, visual artist and friend.
Ximena´s first painting! Inspired by Elizabeth Peyton
Life Model Drawing
Lian is a psychologist and cultural promoter, she is part of Cultura Colectiva, a mexican collective that promotes emerging artists of all disciplines. She has invited me to do lots of collaborations!
Abraham is a graphic designer and illustrator, and Martin is an economist and artist.
René de la Rosa is a director, filmmaker, designer and drawer.
Our second guest, Cocolvú, is a graphic designer, illustrator, painter, and prolific visual artist.
Paola Pineda (3rd on top) is an architect, painter, and artistic project director.
And Ximena Romero, our official photographer!
Happy and tired
This is me, mucho gusto!
Thank you to everyone, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! I hope to see you all at the 2nd Workshop in February!
Posted: January 18th, 2012
, live action painting
Tags: juan manuel torreblanca
, natalia lafourcade
, ximena romero
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I do sculpture since i was 15 years old. My teacher since then has been Marcela Arbide, an amazing artist from La Esmeralda. She happens to be my aunt as well. It is one of my favorite things to do in the world, and I am so thankful that she guided me through this world since so young.
This is my first sculpture in wood. It was a 30 m long piece of white cedar wood from my grandfathers land, and it was an honor and adventure to work specially on this piece. I used no machines, just a handsaw to smooth down the texture in the end.
It took me more than a year to do it, and its titled “Schnecke” that means snail in german. Snails where part of my childhood and a mean neighboor kid used to throw them against the wall. That will remain forever in my memories.
The next piece is called “Ti prendo e ti porto via”, inspired by one of my favorite books, from Niccoló Ammaniti. It it my first piece in white marble, and the process was very hardcore. First you do the figure in clay, and then in plaster cast. Then a master marbler turns a block of marble into your sculpture, without details, just the proportions, using laser and cutting with a diamond. And then, you work on the piece using a huge pneumatic hammer. That is the hardest and most difficult technique i have ever done, and I cannot understand how Michelangelo did his pieces without electric energy, light or any motorized instrument:
Ti prendo e ti porto via
This is the post about the exhibition where it was part: Espacio Flexible, La Quiñonera
Die Taube, 2011
This clay piece is still in process, it is drying out so that it can be burned.
The next one is from a few years ago, and its plaster cast and an acrylic patina. It was a gift for my mother:
No title, 2006
This piece is the oldest from this selection, I dont remember when I did it. Its basically a very confortable woman. Its cement.
Posted: January 5th, 2012
Tags: eduardo nastas
, marcela arbide
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