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19
Apr
20

The “Lunatics have taken over the asylum”


“The Thinker” by Eriberto Oriol

Have you ever wonder if the “Lunatics have taken over the asylum” and we are now left just dancing with Madmen?

A predator’s mind is full of fear and insecurity. They can find no peace in a state of flux so they thrive on feeding its victims more of the unknown to control and to take away the right to speak.

The uncertainty goes up with every breaking news story and unanswered question. It all adds to the stress and anxiety of our collective mind. Yes, the “Lunatics have taken over the asylum” and we are now left dancing with Madmen.

This photo is called“The Thinker.” It was taken of one of the public restrooms right in the heart of downtown San Diego, Horton Plaza and known as “America’s Finest City.”

The title of the photo was taken from the most important sculptor of the modern era François Auguste René Rodin sculpture, “The Thinker.”

Text and Posting by Angelica Oriol

Lyrics of the song below.

Fun Boy Three music group popularize the song The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum from 1981 to 1983 and the attribution to Rowland is reported to have occurred at least as early as 1926, in the work A Million and One Nights by Terry Ramsaye.

YouTube Video of The Lunatics Song

Free Dictionary link: https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/lunatic

“The Lunatics have taken over the asylum” Lyrics

I see a clinic full of cynics
Who wants to twist the peoples’ wrist
They’re watching every move we make
We’re all included on the list

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum

No nuclear the cowboy told us
And who am I to disagree
‘Cause when the madman flips the switch
The nuclear will go for me

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum

I’ve seen the faces of starvation
But I just can not see the point
‘Cause there’s so much food here today
That no one wants to take away

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my right to choose

The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my point of view
The lunatics have taken over the asylum

The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my dignity
Take these things away from me

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my family

Take away the right to speak
The lunatics have taken over the asylum take away my point of view

Take away my right to choose

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Lynval Golding / Terry Hall / Neville Staples

The Lunatics lyrics © BMG Rights Management

 

 

07
Feb
20

“Are we Dancing with a Madman?”


Through his paintings, artist Eriberto Oriol is helping us see what others at times may not see. He allows the creativity of his imagination to be seen in his work.

Historically that is what artists have done. For example, artists such as Francisco Goya’s etchings “Los Caprichos” and Pablo Picasso’s with “Guernica” documented some of the cruel and inhumane events of the war, greed, and power. Some felt that these bizarre paintings were a sign of madness, completely off the wall because they were different from everyone else’s.

I would argue that these artists were really in tune with the creative force of the universe.

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31
Aug
19

Artist Eriberto Oriol


“Dancing with a Madman” artist Eriberto Oriol at 29 years young in Nayarit Mexico.

Recently found photo, he is the tall one on the right. He is now 76 years old.

 

29
Aug
19

Are we Dancing with a Madman?


For artists like Eriberto, they do not set out to paint these images, nor try to find meaning in the symbolism of the images or choice of colors, yet they seem to hold powerful meanings.

He feels it is a privilege to have the unique distinction of being an artist that allows him to see a world that is not always obvious and hopes that “Dancing with a Madman” series help others to detect their own gleam of light.

 

01
Aug
19

The Zebra Man in Dancing with a Madman painting series by Eriberto Oriol


The Zebra Man Drawing by Eriberto Oriol
Text by Angelica Oriol

 

The GENIUS OF AN ARTIST is when they allow themselves to get into their creative zone and tap into the world of the creative unconsciousness. It is an omniscient world.   A world that holds: world history, philosophy, mythology, and the mysteries of the unknown.

The Zebra Man is one of Eriberto’s art pieces in the series, “Dancing with a Madman.”   When you look at the Zebra man, he seems to be incarcerated physically. However, he is spiritually jailed as well. It is the zebras’ illusion of the blending of instinct and intuition that makes him a powerful animal that has survived against many odds. The zebra may be a powerful metaphor reminding us of the importance of encouraging and supporting each other. You see, the zebra can only sleep when another member of the herd next to it is awake and on guard. They must work together to protect and guide the herd to the safety and resources they require.

For artists like Eriberto, he does not set out to paint these images, nor try to find meaning in the symbolism of the images or choice of colors, yet they seem to hold powerful meanings. He feels it is a privilege to have the unique distinction of being an artist that allows him to see a world that is not always obvious. He knows that art is not what you see but what it makes you think and hopes that “Dancing with a Madman” series help others to detect their own gleam of light.

GO TO: ForbiddenArtLA.com to view full “Dancing with a Madman” body of artwork.

 

 

 

16
Jul
19

Who is Eriberto Oriol?


 
 
Artist working to make a difference.
 
He feels that we can either buried our heads in the sand or work to make a difference.
 
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26
Jun
19

Eriberto Oriol In Drago’s “The Street is Watching”


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America’s Most Wanted by Eriberto Oriol

Drago’s Publishing Rome Italty

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzLIUp1o5Ut/…

18
Jun
19

Stories at ForbiddenArtLA.com


Heartfelt Human Interest Stories of Courage, Hope, and Tenacity. Eriberto Oriol and Angelica Gonzalez-Oriol‘s Stories through Media Coverage and Videos

 

 

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18
Jun
19

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Heartfelt Human Interest Stories of
Courage, Hope, and Tenacity.
Eriberto and Angelica Oriol’s Stories

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07
Jun
19

Art Review by Julie Rico on artist Eriberto Oriol


 

 

 

Julie Rico is an amuse and has had her own galleries representing many artists including: Jean Jacques Bastarache, Salomon Huerta, Treiops, Ed Big Daddy Roth, Stanley Mouse, Bill Plympton, Lama Lhanang, Mark Bryan, Dennis Larkins, Craig Stecyk, Robert Williams, Patssi Valdez, Diane Gamboa, Timothy Leary, Michael McMillan, Kai Bob Cheng, Ray Zone, Von Dutch, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Brian Tortora and about 100 or more artists.

 

 

 

 

Eriberto is a Los Angeles based painter he creates work with a Latin world ethos. A confluence of European and Indigenous Indian cultures.

The term “Cosmic Race”, is brought to mind in this work, coined by Jose Vasconcelos a Mexican philosopher. Vasconcelos believed that nationality and race is transcended by Latin Americans with their Asian-descended native Americans, European and African heritage. You can see in Oriol’s work the same kind of merging of cultures.

 

Dante's Inferno painting by Eriberto Oriol

Dante’s Inferno painting by Eriberto Oriol

 

Oriol provides us a reflection of the indigenous dream like state. The dreams that brought wisdom and guidance to the tribe were achieved with the ceremonial use of alkaloids such as Peyote or Ayahuasca. The skillful interpretation that Mr. Oriol achieves in his work reflects the forces of the universe as it affects our collective journey into the unconscious. At the same time the colors the painting techniques emphasize European influences.

The work is not easy. Like Picasso’s Guernica that shows the tragedy of war. The internal struggle is what is emphasized in Mr. Oriol’s work. We feel the power we have within ourselves with this work.

Many of the works are clearly phallic. Just prior to the sexual revolution in the 60’s and 70’s American art was overly affected by Christian values of the Puritans. The phallus was usually hidden not exposed as in Mr. Oriol’s paintings. The sexual revolution allowed the phallus to show up in sculptures and other contemporary art. Look at work by Louise Bourgeois and Andy Warhol. Surely, this affected Mr. Oriol a product of that time.

But let’s go back even further to pre-Columbian times where we see references to the phallus as an important cultural icon to the indigenous populations all over the world. The influences of pre-Columbian art cannot be denied in this work. The paintings are not always pleasant. They are; however, wondrous and terrifying and beautiful portraying dream likes states of mind.

As was the intention of the Indigenous their dreams were meant to help the community at large. It is the same with Mr. Oriol’s work. He may want us to see the hidden power of our animal nature. As witnesses to our hidden power in the paintings, will we be overcome the angst, the sometimes powerlessness we feel in our daily lives. The power of the phallus is in our DNA, we cannot separate ourselves from our animal nature. Contemplation is key to our understanding of our place here in the world. Mr. Oriol’s paintings help us see an inner world.

 

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