Posts Tagged ‘Paintings

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

* For more details on of some of his accomplishments, samples of Eriberto’s painting and list of art collectors GO TO ABOUT in ForbiddenArtLA.com.

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03
Jul
18

Who is Eriberto Oriol?


 

He is an artist/activist that is making a difference.

Art is a powerful vehicle for communication and a way to express a vision that is beyond the capacity of words.

In this mural, artist Alex Poli aka ManOne is working to do just that and going beyond words is recognizing Eriberto for his contribution to the community as an artist, mentor, and activist.

 

ManOne has known Eriberto for about 15 years and knows him for working to make a difference in other young artists’ career through his art, photography, voice, and encouragement.

Thank you ManOne for acknowledging Eriberto’s contribution to the arts through this mural.

The mural is on Echo Park Street one block west of Sunset Blvd.

Text by Angelica

ForbiddenArtLA.com 

 

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
03
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.

 

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.

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.

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

Text by Angelica
Paintings by Eriberto Oriol

GO TO: ForbiddenArtLA.com see Store to see available Prints and also Graffiti Prints

Image may contain: one or more people

 

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

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

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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