August 5, 2015

TO BE OR NOT TO BE / MURAL

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The mural was painted during Street Meet at Mainfranken Theater in Würzburg (Germany). 2015

Inspired by an old photography took by James Lafayette of Sarah Bernhardt performing Hamlet around 1900.

Since the first time that I saw this photo, for me was really poetic, see in a photo a woman with really special life, intense, hard, full of difficulties and finally satisfactory life; performing Hamlet on the scene of the soliloquy “To be or not to be”

HAMLET: To be, or not to be--that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep--
No more--and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th' unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprise of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry
And lose the name of action. -- Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia! -- Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remembered.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) 

For me this image is an icon of overcoming spirit of a person and always I wanted to do a personal interpretation of this photography


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photo by Besch & Euert

August 3, 2015

INNER PORTRAIT / PAINTING

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This painting is part of my study of projection as a defense mechanism. The subject attributes to others their virtues or defects, including their shortcomings. This phenomenon operates in situations of emotional conflict, internal or external threat of origin, attributing to other people or objects feelings, thoughts and desires that they never quite accepted in themselves because they generate distress or anxiety.

As a result, the person can lose his real soul by trying to draw a new identity while looking at others distorting or redrawing their true identity in order to blend with mainstream society.

This painting is an inner portrait of our real hidden feelings, thoughts or desires; represented by our inner color and universe formed by everything that surround us, everything is part of us and we are part of everything, it influences us and makes us who we are.

Acrylic and collage on wood, 40x40 cm
Glass and plexiglass collage
LED RGB system 12v

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Artwork exhibited at PAIN/TING group show at Open walls gallery in Berlin

OPEN WALLS Gallery cordially invites you to PAIN / TING  - an international group exhibition in Berlin about pain - Curated by Juan Arata and 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, showcasing a selection of 22 contemporary painters from all over the world.
Exhibition from 1/08 - 15/08/15
Participating Artsits: Blo (France- based in Berlin) / Jason Bryant (USA) / James Bullough (USA - based in Berlin) / Richard Denny (Australia) / Esther Erlich (Australia) / Danny Figueroa (Peru - based in Berlin) / Filthy the Bear (Australia) / Melissa Hartley (Australia) / Kate McCarthy (Australia) / Yosi Messiah (Australia) / Jennifer Mondfrans (USA) / Jaybo Monk (France – based in Berlin) / James Reka (Australia - based in Berlin) / Johnny Romeo (Australia) / Been Sheers (Australia) / Skount (Spain – based in the Netherlands) / Go Suga (Australia) / Clare Toms (Australia) / Hiroyasu Tsuri (Twoone) (Japan - based in Berlin) / Dan Withey (Australia) / Guim Tio Zarraluki (Spain) / Juan Arata (Argentina - based in Berlin)

July 23, 2015

POETA & SKOUNT / MURAL

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Quick mural painted in collaboration with my argentinian friend Poeta. Amsterdam 2015

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June 25, 2015

RONE & SKOUNT / MURAL

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Last month my australian friend Rone pass by Amsterdam and we  painted our first collaboration mural
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El pasado mes mi amigo austrliano Rone pasó por Amsterdam y pintamos nuestra primera colaboración.

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June 23, 2015

UNKNOWN ENTITY / PRINT

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New limited edition of 25, high quality digital print on 180gr beige paper with original hand touches with ink and collage. All different
Numbered and signed on front by the artist.
With authenticity certificate attached

International shipping available (fees vary by country)

Now available on my Online store


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June 11, 2015

INCANDESCENT NATURE / MURAL

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Quick abstract mural painted few weeks ago in Amsterdam, Netherlands