Posts Tagged ‘Hammer Museum

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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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
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
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02
May
18

Are you an artist without style?


Picasso once said: “When I think about it, I’d say I’m an artist without style. Style puts constraints on the artist …” Picasso had many different styles, i.e. he had his Blue Period, African Period, Cubism and others.
“Hung-over” and his sculpture “La Familia/The Family”

“Hung-over” and his sculpture “La Familia/The Family”

Eriberto also has several styles in his art and he does not limit his creativity to his art.
If you have been a guest in Eriberto Oriol’s studio, you would know that for him; a taco is not just a taco.
It’s like he sometimes says, “Life is about meditating with your eyes open and allowing the imagination to take you where it may. Eriberto allows his creative mind to reflect on his paintings, drawings, photos, cooking and his life.
Some say, “Where there is light, there is a dream.” For an artist, sustainability through their art is the Dream.
In this photo, the artist Eriberto Oriol is holding his painting “Hung-over” and his sculpture “La Familia/The Family” is next to him on the wall.
Text by Angelica
Paintings by Eriberto Oriol
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14
Mar
18

“Caras y Panochas – Faces and Vaginas,” painting by Eriberto.


What is Eriberto Oriol up to NOW?
By Angelica
Eriberto is painting.
“Caras y Panochas – Faces and Vaginas,” painting by Eriberto.

“Caras y Panochas – Faces and Vaginas,” painting by Eriberto.

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.
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