Posts Tagged ‘Museums and Galleries

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
GO TO: ForbiddenArtLA.com to STORE for available prints
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Painting by Eriberto Oriol

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Text by Angelica

GO TO: ForbiddenArtLA.com for available prints

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

 

GO TO: ForbiddenArtLA.com

15
Feb
18

Who is Eriberto Oriol?


 Artist Eriberto Oriol

Mural size Painting 16'.6" x 6'

Mural size Painting 16′.6″ x 6′

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Artist Eriberto Oriol
by Angelica

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?

In his paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Eriberto projects his emotions through color, line, and expression with more of an international flare from inspirations that comes from great art from Asia, Africa and Mesoamerica.

Like much of his work, in his drawing “Freaked Out,” it is a juxtaposition of color, line and shapes. The color pink in the background juxtaposed with the dark scribble of his main character, shows how bewildered and out of place this character seems to be.  He is in an urban setting that is almost frightening, as would be a large window cracking and breaking into pieces.
 
He has various styles in his art.  For him, is not about concept; it’s a pause to share feelings about common experiences. His characters are often missing the real structure of what is supposed to be a full body and often all you see are the souls and essence of emotions.  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.
 
The shading in his drawings are not to give the drawings three dimension but it is just there for character and texture.
Born and raised in the United States he sometimes paints from themes that flow from memories, with various painting styles, impressions from his subconscious and experiences.  
GO TO ForbiddenArtLA.com  – To see list of art collector, details and other samples of Eriberto’s painting and drawing.
"Freaking Out" by Eriberto Oriol

“Freaking Out” by Eriberto Oriol

 

"Reclining Figures"

“Reclining Figures”

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"Where is my Coffee?"

“Where is my Coffee?”

 

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Published in:

Taschen  ♦ Hong Kong  ♦  Colon ♦ London ♦  Paris ♦ Tokyo ♦ Los Angeles

38 Timez ♦ Japan ♦ United States

Juxtapoz Magazine ♦ International

Eriberto’s also featured in the L A Times, LA Weekly and others

In an art review by top L A Times art critic, William Wilson called him a people’s aesthete.

L A WEEKLY named and featured Eriberto as a “Local Hero” for his work at the Pico House. 

 

GO TO MEDIA @  ForbiddenArtLA.com for listing of other publications.

 

 

 

 

07
Nov
17

Take the right RISK in art collecting


By Angelica Oriol at ForbiddenArtLA.com

What are the risks in collecting art?  “What Makes Art Valuable?”

These are two of the most burning questions that resonate with some artists and gallery professionals. Listed below are some of the resources I used in my quest to find the answers to these questions. This is what I found out.

One,  “Art collecting” is not for everyone – you have to LOVE the art, have passion for the work and have it resonate with you, the collector. These are the main reasons to invest in art. Most collect art to enrich their life.  For some art collectors it is the “Ultimate Luxury” especially for some wanting to surround themselves with the very BEST. It is usually not as a financial investment.

In the art world “Provenance” the history of ownership and who else collects the artist’s work, can send the price of the artwork to skyrocket. See who is collecting Eriberto Oriol’s work below.

Some of the art collectors are just concern as to how their peers see them and their art collection. Some mainly cared about how they are going to be remembered. Maybe as “the one” who discovered or were the first to see the genius in the artist or artwork collected.

Another question in looking at artwork; does the artist “Use the Force?”  Is it contrived creativity or is it madness that the artist listens and uses their inner creative spirit?” In the art world, you sometimes see people with great illustrating skills; that get an idea and they put it on canvas, but they don’t allow “The Force” with-in to guide them.  Resulting sometimes in a collage of ideas that don’t mesh. Sometimes missing the magic of the connection with the dynamic universal creative spirit

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?

Artist, Eriberto Oriol, is not interested in following the rules and schools of art.  In his paintings and drawings, Eriberto speaks with his own voice. Projecting his emotions through color, line and expression with more of an international flare from inspirations that comes from great art from Asia, Africa and Mesoamerica.

Born and raised in the United States he sometimes paints from themes that flow from memories, with various painting styles, impressions from his subconscious and experiences.

Get to know more of artist Eriberto Oriol in: ForbiddenArtLA.com – it features Eriberto’s art and asks you to “Define your STYLE with ART.”

Sotheby Auction House in New York, Director of Contemporary bought two of Eriberto’s artwork. He has also garnered the attention from Taschen Publisher, Juxtapoz Magazine and William Wilson art critic for the L A times.

Eriberto has been published globally, including with Taschen Publisher, Juxtapoz Magazine, LA Times, LA Weekly, 38 Timez Japan, Drago Publishing, Warp Japan and The San Francisco Chronicle to name a few.

In an art review by top L A Times art critic, William Wilson called him a people’s aesthete.  L A WEEKLY named and featured Eriberto as a “Local Hero” for his work at the Pico House. 

Some of Eriberto’s Art Collectors:

PM Tenore, Rvca.com and Paper.com Magazine

Gwynned Vitello, President and Publisher of Juxtapoz Magazine

Elizabeth and Dr. Dietmar Gann, Tucson Heart Group and Diet of Hope

Oryu Oreo, 38 Timez Magazine Japan

Kathy Battista Program Director of Contemporary Art Department, Sotheby Auction House New York

Tony Vitello, owner of Thrasheru Magazine

Derek Baurmann, Baurmann Publishing

Richard Duardo – Owner & Master Printer, Modern Multiples

Raymond Leon Roker, Entrepreneurial Creative Executive Producer, AEG

Shepard Fairey, Obey Giant Inc.

Harold C. Hart-Nibbrig, Esq.

Dickies Clothing

Altamont Apparel

Mural size Painting 16′.6″ x 6′

Mural size Painting 16′.6″ x 6′

Here are a few of some of my favorite resources in exploring some of these questions:

What Makes Art Valuable? This is a great video by “Top Documentary Films:” https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/what-makes-art-valuable/.

China’s New Art collectors: https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-adk-adk_sbnt&hsimp=yhs-adk_sbnt&hspart=adk&p=art+collector+videos+on+line#id=1&vid=643f9662921f8381c2b43e2519c6439f&action=view

The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell and Sister Wendy Art Series

Netflix videos: “The Heart of Madness”  and “Raiders of the Lost Art”




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