Oh Immortal Bull, Our Beheaded

Oh Immortal Bull, Our Beheaded

Oh Immortal Bull, Our Beheaded, acrylic, textures on panel, 24x24 pollici 

 

In a journalistic text by Gabriel García Márquez; "The Two Chairs" published in July 1950 I found the silhouette of a heavy chair that backlit simulated a decapitated bull.

That image of patriarchal firmness seemed to me a good starting point for a painting.

It is well known that in the universal tradition, the bull plays an important role as a deity, this is the angle that I wanted to approach.

-A man martyred and humiliated to death nailed to a cross was the sacrifice that redeemed us.-

An immortal bull with a powerful complexion that cannot fall despite being beheaded, incessantly bleeding, silent, static, moon-stained and vetoed by death, rules on top of an ancient stone vault.

 

Artist: Vladimir Luna

  • ARTWORK INFO

    Oh Immortal Bull, Our Beheaded, acrylic, textures on panel, 24x24 pollici 

  • ARTIST INFO

    Vladimir Luna

     

    Initiation in painting between 2001 and 2002. I consider myself an eclectic and self-taught artist in the sense that I do not have a formal academic education. As for the techniques that I have developed and adopted are the result of participating in various free workshops with figurative and abstract painters, but above all, the exercise of trial and error. The concept or themes of my paintings are mostly literary, addressing philosophical, historical, mythological, etc., often with a focus on questioning the human condition. I try to make my relationship with my works as minimal as possible to achieve objectivity in the idea I want to capture, although I am aware beforehand that this break is impossible, this utopia serves as a reference and starting point in the exercise of my attempt to do art. This requirement demands different technique, material and modus operandi resources in each work. I consider that any material can be used if the conceptual approach is adequate and if it fulfills its aesthetic function, with the condition that it is not perishable and does not corrupt the work partially or totally.

     

    Education

    Diploma of Jazz Harmony - University of Durango, 2000.

    Fellow Scholarship for the Hispanic American Guitar Center of Tijuana Baja California.

    Fellow Scholarship in the Conservatory of Baja California Orchestra , Tijuana.

     

    Experience

    Guitar Recital, Teachers Union, Tecate 2002.

    Teaching piano workshop, Casa de la Cultura, Tecate 2001.

    Teaching of music theory workshop, Casa de la Cultura, Tecate 2002.

    KAPPAK Tour of Baja California (Fonk Group), 2002.

    Multidisciplinary staging director "tribute to Garcia Lorca", Tecate 2003.

    Teaching literary workshop (tabla), Tecate 2003.

    Urban Art Conference, Youth Front, Tecate 2004.

    Performance “Pseudo Gallery”, Durango 2007.

     

     

    Exhibitions

    Group Exhibition; Pictorial Exhibition - Casa de la Cultura, Tecate 2002.

    Group Exhibition; Pictorial Exhibition - Cafe Cultural, Tecate 2003.

    Group Exhibition; Pictorial Exhibition - asa de la Cultura, Tecate 2003.

    Group Exhibition; Pictorial Exhibition - Interactive Center for Youth, Tecate 2004.

    Solo Exhibition; Pictorial Exhibition - Cafe Paraiso, Tecate 2004.

    Group Exhibition; Pictorial Exhibition - Bazaar del Libro, Tecate 2004.

    Group Exhibition; Pictorial Exhibition - Cultural and Gastronomic bazaar, Tecate 2004.

    Solo Exhibition; Pictorial Exhibition - OCCU Bank, Vashon, WA. March - April, 2019.

    Group Exhibition; “VIVA all-members exhibition” Hardware Store Restaurant, Vashon, WA. June, 2019.

    Solo Exhibition; “Brief Cosmogony of the Human Condition” Koch Gallery, Vashon, WA. July, 2019.

     

    Awards

    11th Annual “Abstracts” Exhibition

    -LightSpace & Time Online Gallery-

    March, 2020

    2nd Place - Paint and Other Media

    3rd Place - Overall

    Special Merit Award

     

    Additional Skills

    Video producer and editing.

    Sculpture.

    Literature, Essay Writing

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