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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

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17
Apr
18

Imagination, is it Madness?


The painting “Into the Night,” seems to be a psychological journey of the human condition.

 

"Into the Night" painting by Eriberto Oriol

“Into the Night” painting by Eriberto Oriol

 

They say that some of the most powerful works of art emerge from the artist’s darkest moments and when an artist is pushing the envelope; for some, the work may appear to be shocking.

 

Eriberto’s work has a unique artistic vocabulary. His characters seemed to be looking with curiosity and seem to be haunting moments of human life and in a sort of apocalyptic flare showing the basic fears encountered by most people.

There is a certain kind of freedom that comes from madness. With civilization come the rules and regulations. Who is really free? Who are the normal people; those who are free to act on their instincts and desires; or those who are ruled by regulations and expectations?

As an artist, Eriberto Oriol, is not interested in following the rules and schools of art. He feels that humanity has been bestowed with great gifts; perhaps the greatest of them all is imagination because it has the power to change the world.

 

Some say, “Where there is light, there is a dream.” For an artist, sustainability through their art is the Dream.

 

Painting by Eriberto Oriol

 

Text by Angelica

 

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15
Apr
18

Iconic Photos and Prints


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Limited Edition Fine ART PRINTS
Available from our private collection

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“America’s Most Wanted”
Limited Edition prints on wood Panels

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“Welcome to Los Angeles”
Limited Edition prints on wood Panels

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Eriberto has been published in books, magazines, and online and has garnished considerable success.  Kathy Battista, Program Director of Contemporary Art and History at Sotheby Auction House New York is one of Eriberto’s collectors.

Published in :

Taschen   ♦ Hong Kong ♦ Colon ♦ London ♦ Paris ♦ Tokyo ♦ Los Angeles
38 Timez ♦ Japan-United States
Juxtapoz Magazine ♦ International
Drago ♦ International

Part of HISTORY – Eriberto’s photo AMW was selected along with photos of Rodi King beating, Robert Kennedy assassination and others pics to be part of the history of the city of Los Angeles through photos in Taschen’s book.  This is textbook was required at USC for studies on the History of Los Angeles and California by the professor the late Kevin Starr.

“Los Angeles, Portrait of a City”  Rise and sprawl: how Los Angeles came to be.  A pictorial history of the City of Angels

From the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city’s cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history. It traces the city’s development from the 1880s’ real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, right up to the present day.

 

 

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Limited Edition Prints by photographer Eriberto Oriol. “America’s Most Wanted and Welcome to LA” both are 4-color serigraph silver, sepia prints on paper – size: “34 by 48” and 46” by 36.5.”

Both images available paper prints and wooden panels.  Each print sell for $2,800, $3,000 depending on treatment of the print, silver or sepia.  The custom wood panels Edition Size of 12 sell for $5,000.

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Taschen's promo "Los Angeles, Portrait of a City" book

Taschen’s promo “Los Angeles, Portrait of a City” book

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For inquiries text us:  310-424-0329

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04
Apr
18

“What Makes Art Valuable?”


It is the magic and power of the imagination that adds value to art.

“Obscure Identity” by artist Eriberto Oriol

“Obscure Identity” by artist Eriberto Oriol

 

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The genius of an artist is the one that responds to the sense of wonder and magic of imagination. Even when not knowing where the journey will lead, or what is the meaning of their inspiration.

 

Some feel that being an artist is not a realistic way of life. Eriberto feels that the integrity of life is to follow the wisdom of one’s heart.

 

In his painting “Obscure Identity,” the figure’s face is obscured and she appears to be traveling in space as if on a journey to bring her out the shadows of obscurity. The balance of bold colors and lines gives the figure a certain kind of grace and elegance.

 

Eriberto feels that ART is sometimes seen, as a romantic cult for odd people that reject everyone else’s opinion and are doing what he or she feels is their call.

 

For him, the artwork is the reward for having listened to the inner call of one’s imagination and traveled on a journey to the unknown.   It is this operative link between imagination and the final result that gives value to art.

 

Text by Angelica

“Obscure Identity”  Painting by artist Eriberto Oriol

14
Mar
18

What is Eriberto Oriol up to NOW? By Angelica


Eriberto is painting.

"Caras y Panochas"

“Caras y Panochas”

 

 

As a photographer, Eriberto has garnished considerable success. Now he is focusing on his painting, drawings and sculpture.

 

His work has more of an international flair as his inspirations come from great art from Asia, Africa and Mesoamerica.

 

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.

 

GO TO ForbiddenArtLA.com for a list art collectors, publications, media coverage and more samples of his artwork.

 




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