Acrylic on canvas, to be seen with special 3D glasses.
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ABOUT THE WORK
I have been working on a series of paintings, drawings, sculptures and murals exploring the meaning of death from various... Read More
I have been working on
a series of paintings, drawings, sculptures and murals exploring the meaning of
death from various cultural perspectives.
The series is called
Spirits of Life & Death, it uses different visual planes as an allegory to
the different planes of consciousness and existence.
Death is the ultimate
step of life; it is the starting moment of a superior existence. Life and death
are essential complements. The very essence of all beings is located and
contained inside the physical body, but it has the ability to transcend into
higher planes. Life arises from death; it transforms through the spirits of
nature. Only through death one can understand the true meaning of life.
This series is an
attempt to depict what can only be imagined, to state that death is not
darkness but a doorway to light and colour. It is inspired on the cosmovision
of various prehispanic civilizations and the duality that provides balance to
This painting “Man in
his divine figure” alludes to the divinity of the Human being and the chaos
inherent to his existence; a spiritual being in a material context, existing
contemporaneously in three different planes, the celestial, terrestrial, and
sub-terrestrial or underworld, represented here by the 3 circular pannels.
These planes, despite
being divided, are continuously interconnected. The mayans represented it as a
huge tree, with its roots in the underworld, the treetop in the sky, and the
center of the earth as the linking point of all that exists in a constantly
changing cycle. Despite being different, the energies of death and darkness transmutate
into energies of light and life. The underworld contains the seeds for life.