Archive for May, 2018

31
May
18

What does it mean to be a Genius?


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Close-up "Civilizations" painting by artist Eriberto Oriol

Close-up “Civilizations” painting by artist Eriberto Oriol

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To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In today’s society full of noisy distractions, how does one find their true genius?  What prevents a person from embracing the wisdom of ancient great civilizations?

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In this painting “Civilizations” the artist Eriberto Oriol seems to be embracing and celebrating the symbols of ancient civilizations that have influenced him and his art . .

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His work bares influences of his father’s appreciation for the natural environment, Mesoamerica roots, love for African art and the Japanese influence that came from working as a young man with gardeners and landscapers .

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Close-up "Civilizations" painting by artist Eriberto Oriol

Close-up “Civilizations” painting by artist Eriberto Oriol

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Eriberto believes that art retains a primal spirit, which allows him to go beyond himself.

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He hopes that his work will help others to detect their own gleam of light? Imagine the Un-imaginable and to encourage them to see the contributions and achievements of other great civilizations . .

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Text by Angelica

Painting by Eriberto Oriol .

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Go to our Blog: ForbiddenArtLA.com to see close-ups of the artwork and artwork available.

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30
May
18

What does it mean to be a Genius?


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To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius. Ralph Waldo Emerson

In today’s society full of noisy distractions, how does one find their true genius?   What prevents a person from embracing the wisdom of ancient great civilizations?

 

In this painting “Civilizations” the artist Eriberto Oriol seems to be embracing and celebrating the symbols of ancient civilizations that have influenced him and his art.

"Civilizations"

“Civilizations”

He seems to be projecting his influences through shape, form, color, bold lines and texture.

 

His work bares influences of his father’s appreciation for the natural environment, Mesoamerica roots, love for African art and the Japanese influence that came from working as a young man with gardeners and landscapers.

 

It’s hard for Eriberto to try to give meaning or interpretation to his work, as he just seems to be a vessel for these inspirations. He believes that art retains a primal spirit, which allows him to go beyond himself.

 

He hopes that his work will help others to detect their own gleam of light? Imagine the Un-imaginable and to encourage them to see the contributions and achievements of other great civilizations.

 

Close-up of "Civilizations"

Close-up of “Civilizations”

 

Close-up of "Civilizations"

Close-up of “Civilizations”

 

Text by Angelica

Painting by Eriberto Oriol

Go to our Blog: ForbiddenArtLA.com to see artwork available.

 

 

 

17
May
18

Have you ever seen a FLOWER that is NAKED?


There are times that we are like beautiful naked flowers, vulnerable, delicate, and exposed. In times like this, maybe all we need is to be heard, understood or just to be held.
For some, life can be ferocious, especially when one is trying so hard to follow ones’ dream. “Do I have what it takes to withstand the storm? Am I enough?” one may ask.
Only to be told, “Forget it, just think positive and don’t talk about it!”
Not being able to talk about it might be one of the worst parts about being stressed or depressed. And if you do talk about it, some will be asking, “What is wrong with you? Why are you so negative?”
In this series of paintings, ‘FLOWERS are NAKED’ artist Eriberto Oriol has exaggerated some of the sexual icons in hope that they startle one into question the role that society plays in defining social roles and the rules it imposes.

“Flowers are Naked” by Eriberto Oriol

For Eriberto, there is no absolute right or wrong. For him, to slay the Dragon that is within us is to listen to the wisdom of the heart and to have strength and courage to choose not to live by other peoples’ rules.
Text by Angelica
Paintings by Eriberto Oriol
GO TO: ForbiddenArtLA.com to STORE for available prints
16
May
18

Have you ever seen a FLOWER that is NAKED?


"Naked Flowers" by Eriberto Oriol

“Naked Flowers” by Eriberto Oriol

There are times that we are like beautiful naked flowers, vulnerable, delicate, and exposed. In times like this, maybe all we need is to be heard, understood or just to be held.

For some, life can be ferocious, especially when one is trying so hard to follow ones’ dream. “Do I have what it takes to withstand the storm? Am I enough?” one may ask.

Only to be told, “Forget it, just think positive and don’t talk about it!”

Not being able to talk about it might be one of the worst parts about being stressed or depressed. And if you do talk about it, some will be asking, “What is wrong with you? Why are you so negative?”

In this series of paintings, ‘FLOWERS are NAKED’ artist Eriberto Oriol has exaggerated some of the sexual icons in hope that they startle one into questioning the role that society plays in defining social roles and the rules it imposes.

For Eriberto, there is no absolute right or wrong. For him, to slay the Dragon that is within us is to listen to the wisdom of the heart and to have strength and courage to choose not to live by other peoples’ rules.

Text by Angelica

Paintings by Eriberto Oriol

GO TO: ForbiddenArtLA.com to STORE for available prints

16
May
18

Have you ever seen a FLOWER that is NAKED?


There are times that we are like beautiful naked flowers, vulnerable, delicate, and exposed. In times like this, maybe all we need is to be heard, understood or just to be held.
For some, life can be ferocious, especially when one is trying so hard to follow ones’ dream. “Do I have what it takes to withstand the storm? Am I enough?” one may ask. …
Flowers are Naked by Eriberto Oriol

Flowers are Naked by Eriberto Oriol

Only to be told, “Forget it, just think positive and don’t talk about it!”
Not being able to talk about it might be one of the worst parts about being stressed or depressed. And if you do talk about it, some will be asking, “What is wrong with you? Why are you so negative?”
In this series of paintings, ‘FLOWERS are NAKED’ artist Eriberto Oriol has exaggerated some of the sexual icons in hope that they startle one into questioning the role that society plays in defining social roles and the rules it imposes.
For Eriberto, there is no absolute right or wrong. For him, to slay the Dragon that is within us is to listen to the wisdom of the heart and to have strength and courage to choose not to live by other peoples’ rules.
Text by Angelica
Paintings by Eriberto Oriol
GO TO: ForbiddenArtLA.com to STORE for available prints
14
May
18

What? Did someone GRAFFITI eBay?


Yes, they did! And they are still there!

SEE THEM: https://www.ebay.com/usr/mangoazul
Saber has a global reputation as the best and most respected graffiti artist

Saber has a global reputation as the best and most respected graffiti artist

 

Check out VIDEO Saber talking about his art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBahHNQiyIw

 

Mear One – Internationally hailed as “The Michelangelo of Graffiti”

Mear One – Internationally hailed as “The Michelangelo of Graffiti”

 

Video of Mear One talking about his art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7l2tHiBR74

 

Gajin Fujita – International acclaim for his dramatic paintings

Gajin Fujita – International acclaim for his dramatic paintings

 

Check out VIDEO Gajin talking about his art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZEeRtPPCc

 

Defer – Pioneer member of the first generation of LA Graffiti

Defer – Pioneer member of the first generation of LA Graffiti

 

Check out VIDEO Defer talking about his art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQGMpTq5ucA&list=RDKQGMpTq5ucA&t=6

13
May
18

What? Did someone GRAFFITI eBay?


Yes, they did! And they are still there!

SEE THEM: https://www.ebay.com/usr/mangoazul

 

Mear One – Internationally hailed as “The Michelangelo of Graffiti”

Mear One – Internationally hailed as “The Michelangelo of Graffiti”

 

Video of Mear One talking about his art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7l2tHiBR74

 

Gajin Fujita – International acclaim for his dramatic paintings

Gajin Fujita – International acclaim for his dramatic paintings

Check out VIDEO Gajin talking about his art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZEeRtPPCc

 

Defer – Pioneer member of the first generation of LA Graffiti

Defer – Pioneer member of the first generation of LA Graffiti

Check out VIDEO Defer talking about his art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQGMpTq5ucA&list=RDKQGMpTq5ucA&t=6

 

 

Saber has a global reputation as the best and most respected graffiti artist

Saber has a global reputation as the best and most respected graffiti artist

Check out VIDEO Saber talking about his art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBahHNQiyIw




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