Posts Tagged ‘los angeles

10
Jul
18

CANCER: Stage 4


 

In this artwork, artist Eriberto Oriol captured the intense emotions that I was going through at the time when I found out that I had breast cancer. Nothing prepares one for moments like these.

This was back in August 1994. I kept asking myself questions like, “What did I do to get this cancer? What do I do now? Why me?”

I remembered a therapist saying to me, “Angelica get a hold of yourself, the fear of cancer will kill you sooner than cancer.” I said to myself, “That is easy for her to say.” But she was right.

They say that some of the most powerful works of art emerge from an artist’s darkest moments. In this piece, you can see the strength in Eriberto’s art.

 

 

He was able to capture the intensity of emotions and sheer determination to live in those eyes – all my emotions are on and running!

In much of Eriberto’s work, it is in his characters that seem to reflect haunting moments of human life that resonate the fears and emotions most experience.

His work also shows the strength, tenacity, and integrity of his character as a human being and as an artist.

Photo and text by Angelica
Artwork mixed media by Eriberto Oriol

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21
Jun
18

Did you kill the song?


When you kill the bird, you kill the song. As it would be, when you kill the person’s spirit you kill the soul and their song.
In this painting, “The Ravages of Greed and Power,” the artist
Eriberto Oriol seems to capture the characters’ pain and anguish of their dying souls.

Did you kill the Song?

He hopes that these powerful characters startle people out of their daily routine and question the sanity of greed and power.
Most of the time Eriberto does not want these faces to come in his paintings. He prefers that he could just paint without the psychological trips.
Why do artists do this? El Greco felt that the spirits whispered madly in his ears. For artists like Francis Bacon and Edvard Munch, some felt that their disturbing paintings were a sign of madness and that these artists were completely off the wall.
Eriberto feels it is a privilege to have the unique distinction of being an artist that allows him to see the world that is not always obvious.
His dream is that the sky would get bluer, that the birds would start to sing again, and the glaciers stop melting.
In Spanish we say, “El Sueno del artista, es que el cielo se vuelva mas azul, los pajaros comienzen a cantar de nuevo, y los glaciares dejen de derretirese.
Text by Angelica
Painting by Eriberto Oriol
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15
Jun
18

Lisa Lyon, you were ahead of your time!


Indeed, 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.

Eriberto was Lisa Lyon’s personal assistant for some time and has GREAT exclusive photos of her. This painting is based on one of those photos.

 

 

Lisa also had an MRI taken because she wanted to make sure there was not something physically wrong with her. It is at times like these, that you start to question even your own sanity.

As an artist, Lisa saw the world in a different light. She did imagine the unimaginable. She was competing in a man’s world in a field where women bodybuilding did not exist.

Sometimes, 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 “Save the Princess” and learn to “Dance on a slippery floor.”

Text by Angelica
Painting by Eriberto Oriol

 

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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05
Apr
18

The magic and power of the imagination is what adds value to art.


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.

“Obscure Identity” by artist Eriberto Oriol

“Obscure Identity” by artist Eriberto Oriol

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Text by Angelica

“Obscure Identity” by artist Eriberto Oriol
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GO TO ForbiddenArtLA.com for a list of art collectors, publications, media coverage and more samples of his artwork.

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

22
Mar
18

Cosmic Creativity?


 

 

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Eriberto is standing by one of his recent paintings "Cosmic Woman."

Eriberto is standing by one of his recent paintings “Cosmic Woman.”

 

In his paintings, Eriberto Oriol’s characters are often missing the real structure of what is supposed to be a full body and often all you see are interactions of the shapes, color, and texture.

Eriberto does not want to be pigeonholed in ONE style. It is hard at times to have the unique distinction of being an artist, but Eriberto sees it as a privilege to be able to express the magic of his imagination.

Projecting his emotions through color, line, his work has more of an international flair from inspirations that comes from great art from Asia, Africa, and Mesoamerica.

Text by Angelica

Eriberto is standing by one of his recent paintings “Cosmic Woman.”

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




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