Posts Tagged ‘los angeles

22
Feb
19

Are we dancing with a Madman? “Immortal” panting by artist Eriberto Oriol


“Immortal” is one of the social commentary paintings in the series “Dancing with a Madman” by artist Eriberto Oriol.

They say that every picture has a story; this is definitely true for Eriberto’s work. For him, mythology has become a way to help make sense of his world. Breasts and penises are common themes in mythology and also in Eriberto’s artwork, but he does not use them as phallic symbols. In this painting, he is using the penises as symbols of power. In a society where many seek to immortalize themselves through physical monuments, it is perhaps why some skyscrapers broadly resemble and represent the penis, so do rockets, bullets, missiles, and memorialized monuments.

For artists, the journey to find oneself and to be true to their art is often a lonely one. It is a journey that at times is not by choice, however, it is sometimes necessary for an artist. Eriberto often finds that his characters, although not always obvious, often seem to reflect haunting moments of human life that resonate with the fears and emotions most people experience. Georgia O’Keeffe once said, “To create one’s own world in any of the arts takes courage.”

It has been said that art is not what you see but what it makes you see. An artist’s journey can be bewildering; they do not often know its origin or meaning. However, as in this painting, when artists use their imagination as a source of genius, it deepens the mystery and the magic in art.

Eriberto knows that to become truly immortal, one must face their basic fears, imagine the unimaginable and in that way, they will live forever through believing in their own genius and in the magic of imagination.

Text by Angelica Oriol

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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.
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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.
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Text by Angelica
Painting by Eriberto Oriol
Go to our Blog: ForbiddenArtLA.com to see artwork available.
21
Mar
18

Cosmic Creativity?


"Cosmic Woman" painting by Eriberto Oriol

“Cosmic Woman” painting by Eriberto Oriol

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 pigeonhole 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

26
Dec
14

Is Los Angeles the Graffiti Meca?


Los Angeles internationally to many graf artists is the Mecca for graffiti. The huge Landscape of LA with so many walls is what makes this possible plus its beaches,  mountains, great weather, and of coarse that it is the Capitol of Entertainment globally.

What do you think??

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Los Angeles internationally to many graf artists is the Mecca for graffiti. The huge Landscape of LA with so many walls is what makes this possible plus its beaches,  mountains, great weather, and of coarse that it is the Capitol of Entertainment globally.

What do you think??

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Echo Park is a great gathering place for people to connect, hangout, contemplate,  walk the dogs, and to meditate. It  offers cultural events that represents some of the richest cultures from around the world.

Have you been there??

04
Dec
14

TIME CHANGE NOW 2-4 PM this Friday and Saturday or by appointment


PRINT SPECIAL – Private Art Collection of prints printed by Self-Help Graphics and some by Modern Multiples and other publishers available for pick-up ONLY special.

We have artists prints on Chaz Bojorquez, Gajin Fujita,  Haze, SABER, Alex Kizu aka Defer, MEAR ONE and of course prints of Eriberto’s Oriol work and a few other artists prints for pick-up special in Los Angeles see  http://www.pinterest.com/forbiddenartla/limited-edition-prints/ to see some of the prints, not all are listed.

MUST GO prices special on some prints.
For pick-up ONLY in the downtown Art District this weekend:  Friday and Saturday 2-4 pm

"First Love" by Eriberto Oriol

“First Love” by Eriberto Oriol

 

"Heart of L A"

“Heart of L A”

day from 2 – 4 pm or by appointment at:  1300 Factory Place in downtown Los Angeles, CA or call 310.424.0329 for more information.  TIME CHANGE NOW 2-4 PM Friday and Saturday or by appointment.

03
Nov
12

Like Father Like Son: NYC


Like Father Like Son:  NYC

Eriberto & Estevan Oriol Opening reception Friday, November 9, 6-8pm

Please RSVP to rsvp at carmichaelgallery dot com

Carmichael Gallery NY Pop-Up chashama, 303 Tenth Ave (between 27th and 28th) New York, NY 10001

Exhibition will be open to the public through November 24, 2012

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Carmichael Gallery is pleased to announce Like Father, Like Son : NYC, a retrospective survey of works by renowned Los Angles-based Chicano father and son photographers, Eriberto and Estevan Oriol.

Carmichael Gallery NYC:  http://www.carmichaelgallery.com/shows/november82012.html

“First Love” by Eriberto Oriol

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Photo by Estevan Oriol




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