Posts Tagged ‘Getty Museum

13
Jun
18

A woman with BALLS.


Lisa Lyon was ahead of her time. Back in the day, she was at the forefront of female bodybuilding. She was described as the “Michelangelo’s David. ”
In this painting, Lisa Lyon is both male and female, because she had to use all that was within her to cope with the challenges that she faced. Lisa also had an MRI done to make sure there was not something physically wrong because, in times like these, you start to question your own sanity.
As an artist, Lisa saw the world in a different light where she did imagine the un-imaginable and followed her path to the unknown. She was competing in a man’s world in a field where women bodybuilding did not exist.
When you are in the forefront, you have to use fear and the underworld guardians to energize you. You have to act on instinct, have tenacity, spontaneity, and use the genius of the human spirit to find the treasures and “Save the prince.”
Eriberto was Lisa Lyon’s personal assistant for some time and has exclusive photos of her. This painting is based on one of those photos.
Text by Angelica
Painting by Eriberto Angelica
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13
Jun
18

Are you ahead of your time?


 

Lisa Lyon was ahead of her time. Back in the day, she was at the forefront in the face of female bodybuilding.

It was said, that she had too many intellectuals try to confine her to bodybuilding, but she was also an artist, a poet, writer, and performance artist.

She was described as the “Michelangelo’s David” but in a female form, but as often happens, there was friction among the peers and she became a “pioneer” footnote. To many, she was and still is a pioneer and ahead of her time because she took bodybuilding to an art form by giving it grace.

Painting of Lisa Lyon by Eriberto Oriol

Painting of Lisa Lyon by Eriberto Oriol

 

In this painting, by artist Eriberto Oriol, Lisa Lyon represents the balance between both male and female which was needed when she was coping with challenges that she faced. She had to use all that was within her to be a pioneer.

For some, artist Eriberto work’s is provoking, disturbing and almost as would be a large window falling, cracking and breaking into pieces. But he knows that in life, sometimes you have to learn to “Dance on a slippery floor.”

When you are in the forefront, you need to use fear and the underworld guardians to energize you. You need to act on instinct, have tenacity, spontaneity, and use the genius of the human spirit to find the treasures and to “Save the prince.”

Text by Angelica

Painting by Eriberto Oriol

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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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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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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
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24
Apr
18

Where are you going?


 SAME PLACE.

What are you doing?  SAME THING.

What are you eating? SAME THING.

"Caras"

“Caras”

In a world with so much SAMENESS, artist Eriberto Oriol does NOT want to create the same thing over and over.  He feels is not natural for life to do and be the SAME THING over and over every day.  He does not want to live his life that way.

 

In this Caras/Faces series, Eriberto is more playful but still, as he sometimes says, meditating with his eyes open.  He allows his imagination to take him where it may.  It is hard for Eriberto to find meaning in his work.  He just seems to follow his inspiration.

 

Eriberto has several styles in his art.  He paints, he draws, he takes photos, he cooks and he lives.  Even in his walks, he is always looking for a different route, a different place to explore.

 

It is the same way with his artwork. At times he is somber, sometimes he is playful and sometimes he is contemplative. His art is like his life.  Every day is different – emotionally, physically and health-wise.

 

As a mature artist, many masters in the art have influenced him.   He loves spending time and time again reviewing great artworks from Africa, Asia, Mesoamerica, and others.  He is in awe of their creativity and imagination.

 

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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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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