domingo, 1 de diciembre de 2013
KARL PERSSON " My intellect doesn’t come into play when I am channeling something subconsciously. There is plenty of time for interpretation after a painting is finished. Whenever I look at my finished paintings it is like analysing a dream – deciphering my personal symbolic language. Although there is obviously some calculated thought behind things like compositional aesthetics, I still try to keep these decisions relatively instinctive. I find this approach far more fulfilling than when I have injected some preconceived concept into an image, which has often consequently become either stale or too obvious
Seven Sins: Chastity
The art of Matt Lombard is a gateway to a world that is seen through the eyes of the insane. It brings us closer to a parallel universe that looks surreal and far away, but feels too close to make us comfortable.
His work is intense, painful and visionary. We see mutilated bodies – legs are missing, dead faces are covered, hiding long tales of agony. Vaginas are bleeding, holes are drilled into skulls. Humans are devoured by something that looks like a hungry garden. We are confronted with mutations, demons, blood. What we are not confronted with are eyes – for the most part, they are simply not there. Maybe this is a good thing. Otherwise we would have to stare at death and risk, that we see ourselves in them.
The bodies remain quiet but their injuries scream loud at us. Most of the portrayed victims look trapped in a scenario that reminds me of Jeffrey Dahmer’s Temple of Power. A realm in which the predator has total control over anything and puts a lot of effort into prolonging the misery and suffering of the souls he has captured in our world. They rot in damnation and we are forced to watch them, as helpless as they are.
Matt Lombard describes best, how desperately urgent atonement is for us. It seems unlikely though. While we see dark skies, wide horizons and fire burning someone alive, we certainly can’t find hope. It would have no place in hell anyways.
- Vasily Konstantin NYC 2007
DARIO ORTIZ ROBLEDO was born in Ibagué, Colombia in 1968. He is know as a neo-realist painter. He studied History and Art Appreciation in the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in 1990-91. Since 1995, he has been a contributor to the Ibaque newspaper, El Nuevo Día. Ortiz publications include the books: Oscar Rodríguez Naranjo, the painter of beauty (1996), Neorealism (2000), in collaboration with Carol Damian, and the essays Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos drawings (2007), A Brief History of the arts in the territory of Tolima (2007), and A novel painted (2008).In 2003 Ortiz founded, and is the head of, the Museo de Arte del Tolima in Ibagué