Selfportraits

When it comes to representing myself in a painting, I have mixed feelings about it. A mixture of fascination, fear and challenge only surpassed by the idea that what you consider to be you, is not more than any other subject you deal with when painting. At the end to consider oneself as a character is not different of what actors do with their rolls.  I have also  learn, as part of my personal experience. that being an observer of whatever one do, the way one behave in every life event, is part of the teachings of many spiritual traditions that implies a path of a deep self reflection and knowledge.

besar el cielo detalle

besar el cielo1

arbol

autoretrato jueves

procesoe

tres veces

Selfportraits as a sailor 1

as an elephant

Domingo

self portrait

Sin título-2

wind on the ocean, detail 2( red)

la soledad del selfie colored

Regards!

Asymmetrical Little Fears

I remember when I was a kid, the impression those marine monsters in the old maps caused me. I can recall one framed map of the Americas, at one of the offices in the main dock of my town that I was always curious about.With serpentine terrifying creatures, rare seahorses and giant lobsters, those seas looked very intriguing to me. Since the old times sea monsters have been related with fears. These  small watercolors are part of a more ambitious project that deals with the idea of how our own fears can be a way of learning about ourselves more than something that we should fight against.

Bola escondida, watercolor on paper 2012

Bola escondida, watercolor on paper 2012

 

Paciencia y alcance, watercolor on paper, 2012

Paciencia y alcance, watercolor on paper, 2012

 

Limite y no limite, watercolor on paper, 2012

Limite y no limite, watercolor on paper, 2012

 

Simetria del saber, watercolor on paper, 2012

Asimetria del saber, watercolor on paper, 2012

 

Constancia, watercolor on paper, 2012

Constancia, watercolor on paper, 2012

Have a good night!

Alex

 

 

A Poster for “Mi Platero”

This is a commissioned poster I made for Artefactus Teather a group based in Miami.
Soon they will present the play “Mi platero” ( My Platero), as part of the activities taking place in the city to celebrate the centennial of “Platero y yo” ( Platero and I) publishing, the beloved book by laureate Spanish poet Juan Ramon Jimenez.

The play is a ludic exercise for two actors inspired in the years that Juan Ramon Jimenez and his wife, Zenobia Campubri spent in Miami as part of their exile.

poster dibujo1

The initial drawing.

 

mi platero detalle 1 red

 

 

Mi platero poster

The text in the poster is no definitive, just a proof to see how it works

 

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To know more about Juan Ramon Jimenez y Zenobia Campubri:
//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ram%C3%B3n_Jim%C3%A9nez

Regards!

Alex