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Historias Imaginadas: Mundos que no Existieron
Title: "Brainwash"
Media: Acrylic on Canvas
 
In this image I present an obviousness. Along with the theme of "Imagined Stories" that permeated the exhibition this was part of, it also contains themes of, well, brainwashing, and contrasting elements. The whole painting is based on the idea of contrasting colours: yellow to purple, staight lines versus curved body, etc. 
 
It presents a different world, within the rest of the exhibition. It stands out on its own, because of style and technique, and because of the theme. It shows not the world we imagine, but the reality of the situation while we imagine these worlds.
Title: "Alternative National Erotic"
Media: Acrylic on canvas
 
This image presents a new take on the Panamanian Pollera, the national dress of Panama. Panama is still a very puritanical country, and the ideas of alternative erotica are pretty much frowned upon. By bringing together traditionality with a new sense of what is beautiful and sexual, I create a new "world" of mixed feelings and, perhaps, a little bit of outrage.
Title: "I Dream of Fruit"
Media: Acrylic on canvas
 
 An image experimenting with the use of low-key in painting, the use of simple light to denote texture and depth, and animal anatomy. This painting not only shows a growth in skill, but a more intangible emotiong behind the presented imagery. The title, along with the figure of the green-chinned parakeet, which is wearing a hawker's hood, give away the feelings I wanted to portray.
Title: Silverite, The Purple City
Technique and media: Painting knive; acrylic on canvas
 
Silverite is the Last City of the North, the Last Settlement Before the Plains of Gold and the Ruby Volcanoes. This is a scene of what the exhibition was all about: new worlds, new stories of places that have yet to be imagined. This image has its own history, one that I wrote down. The moutains are the source of the purple stones that give Silverite's buildings its purple hues. The Silver River is born somewhere in underground caves near the Fingers, the three massive structures in the background. Legen tells that they're the remain's of a giant's hand. Makes you wonder just how big the giant mustve been, considering the city's size and how away the fingers are. 
 
But that is the story I created. Any waters will create his and her own story for this image, and that is the beauty of it.
Title: "The Bite"
Media: Acrylic on canvas
 
There is little to tell about this one. 
Title: Maelstrom in the Sky
Media: Acrylic on canvas
 
Amongst the torrent of stories in the last ten years, you will find many about the destruction of civilization. And that is not a new theme. The destruction of cities, the downfall of empires, the angry cry of Earth as it punishes humans... these are all themes known to us. And under that note, a fiery maelstrom in the sky isn't such a far-fetched concept, is it?
Title: Planet of the Rain Gods
Media: Acrylic on canvas
 
The title for this piece comes from a phrase Neil Gaiman used when describing his first time writing for Doctor Who. That simple phrase inspired me to create this image, that of an alien world, with an alien sky. 
 
This is a world that did not exist: the Planet of the Rain Gods. And, with such a name, why would all these trees me dry and dying? The Rain Gods did not exist. The planet and its purple moon did not exist. Not until a writer living miles away inspired me to paint it and create it. 
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"Historias Imaginadas: Mundos que No Existieron" translates to "Imagined Stories: Worlds that Did Not Exist Before" was a joint exhibition that t Read More
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