Archivo por meses: septiembre 2013

What was it like???

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Painting: “No one can imagine" 2013 (50 x 60cm, acrylic on canvas)

Recently, I’ve been wondering about many topics, especially those concerning women. This time I wanted to know more about how women’s lives in East Germany were during the wall…(you can read but I think no one can imagine).

Imagine you were “a prisoner” and had a escaping dream, as many people from East Berlin dreamt on, just flying over the Wall and reaching a place with liberty and opportunities… Now imagine you could see West Berliners standing there on their side and taking a look on how you lived… Imagine again that you have enough money to buy things (but guess what??…), the problem was not having the money, the problem was the lack of things to buy for… Imagine long lines to get goods, sometimes when people were passing by and saw a line, they just waited there too, not even knowing what the line was for…

(and how about women??…)

The nature of women is to be strong. So, as you can imagine, most women worked. They were also the ones who did most of the standing lines in order to get goods. Among the “advantages” they had, was education and having their jobs back after years of taking care of their children. But the man (there’s always a but), that is, Dad was in charge of the family, so women had to do it all at the same time (I wonder if times have changed at all)

Click the following link to read more about how life was in East Germany during the Wall and to see photos about this fact.

http://art.members.sonic.net/unify90/ber6.html

(Now about the painting)…

The only intention of the painting is to pose the following questions:

1)Which side is which????

2)Can you imagine what it was like???
 

This time it’s a pleasure to introduce the work of a photographer who has a very successful career in the North of México…The photographer Tochiro Gallegos2013-08-27_22.27.41_EDT

Photograph by Tochiro Gallegos: “No title I" 2013

I’m proud to say that Tochiro Gallegos is also my friend…

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Photograph by Tochiro Gallegos: “No title II" 2013

I have an interpretation for this photo: No one can say who it is, it could be anyone, so I couldn’t recognized myself…So, when going through difficult times, people seem to be different and not recognize themselves…Ismael Moyaho Lozano gave me the idea, because he said it didn't look like me…2013-08-27_22.27.28_EDT

Photograph by Tochiro Gallegos: “No title III" 2013

And (guess who!)…the official photographer of Expect the Unmexpected, Ismael Moyaho Lozano…with me…both worried…

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Photograph by Ismael Moyaho Lozano: “Both worried" 2013

I get most of the inspiration for my paintings from what I SEE…and now it was The East Side Gallery from Berlin, a 1.3 km-long painted stretch of the former Berlin Wall. It is the largest open-air gallery in the world.IMG_0768_EDT

No one can imagine

(Did you get to answer the questions?????)

See you next week!!

Elena

 

This post was edited by: Yoana Vargas Magaña & Guadalupe Vargas Magaña

Web page created by: Jonathan Nuño

 

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Made in Puebla: Rafael González Mauricio

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Painting: “Painter Rafael González" 2013 (100 x 100cm, acrylic on canvas)

Puebla, what a beautiful city, full of traditions, customs, fabulous food, art, culture and now a great painter…(Qué chula es puebla, qué linda, qué linda, qué chula es Puebla!!!!)

(But who am I talking about??? Let me introduce him to you…)

The Painter: Rafael González Mauricio

He’s been painting for more than 20 years, and he’s an artist who has a passion for expressing the traditions, customs, art and culture from Puebla and its surroundings. From his last exhibition at Mi Casa es Puebla in Passaic, New Jersey the artist said “La China Poblana cannot be from Veracruz, it is a clearly symbol from Puebla. All the themes for this exhibition are from Puebla, oil on canvas and raw denim”.

(Did you know that…)

His exhibition was titled “Homenaje a la mujer poblana”??? He presented 20 oil on canvas and among them it was the monumental “La China Poblana”, which is only five meters long (only????… can you imagine?????). Just Amazing! Now if you want to know a little bit  more about the legend of La China Poblana, just click here.

For future plans, Rafael Golzález Mauricio has the goal to exhibit his art in Paris, France and I’m pretty sure that he will do it, because he’s so talented, perseverant and determined…(So, Paris, here he goes!!!!).

All I can say for this great artist is that….PUEBLA IS VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!! BRAVO!

Recognizing himself, and maybe thinking “Mmm, it really looks like me” or “Should I leave my beard longer?”IMG_1303_EDT

The painter was happy to see that I painted him.

Last Saturday in Villahermosa, Tabasco, talking to the artist, he gave me some painting tips…(wonderful to learn from the masters…)IMG_1323_EDT

“It’s me” was the first thing he said when we surprised him with the painting.

And talking about talented people from Puebla… I continue posting photos from the official photographer for this ART BLOG, that is, Ismael Moyaho Lozano (from Puebla, of course!)

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Photograph by Ismael Moyaho Lozano: “Artist painting final touch" 2013

I love this photo!!!!!

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Photograph by Ismael Moyaho Lozano: “This is María Elena" 2013

(Finally, a question about the painting…)

Why is Rafael holding a green apple??… It’s very simple, a red apple is the common apple, and he’s for sure a GREEN ONE!

Thank you for your visit and see you next week!!

Elena

 

This post was edited by: Yoana Vargas Magaña & Guadalupe Vargas Magaña

Web page created by: Jonathan Nuño

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Seven sad stories and one happy ending

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Painting: “Sad Story No.1" 2013 (100 x 100cm, acrylic on canvas)

Good day!! Today It is my pleasure to introduce two incredible people, first is the writer Yoana Vargas Magaña presenting “Sad Story No.1” from her Project: “Seven sad stories and one happy ending” (which was the inspiration for today’s painting) and next is the photographer Ismael Moyaho Lozano presenting the photo shooting in my Room-Studio in Villahermosa, Tabasco… ENJOY!

"Sad Story No.1" By Yoana Vargas Magaña

PROJECT: “Seven sad stories and one happy ending”

Girl was sitting on the bench, it was a cold winter, she doesn’t remember feeling that kind of cold before, it was not just her bones or her skin, it was a cold inside her soul that almost slowed down her heart beat till death, she was lost in her mind, watching birds fly over the cold lake, she was imagining how it would feel to have wings and be able to fly… fly and forget about everything… just feel the warm wind stroke her face gently, just as her mom used to do it before sleeping, right after kissing her in the forehead… why do we have to leave home so early? she asked herself, birds live with their families all their life and no one thinks that’s weird or not appropriate, as we the humans perceive this action, why do we have to follow the human rules?… at the end it is a simple bunch of humans the ones who made them, so why do we have to do what other humans decided it was the correct thing to do?.

She sat there until the night came, tear drops froze right away, she started to walk into the lake. Ice was getting thinner and thinner beneath her feet, she felt how pain disappeared with every step… she knew this was the only way… wounds in her soul will never heal… they say that “Time is the best master… shame that kills their disciples”, for sure she will not commend this task to time. Finally ice broke, she closed her eyes and sank into the cold deep. She finally got her wings. She broke the human rules.

One thing you should know from your life, there are two things, it’s either yes or no…

Explanations do not mean anything

Coz if I go away from this world

and give hell lots of good explanations…

at the end of the day what matters is if I can come back

and the answer is… No.

 

Excellent photo shooting by Ismael Moyaho Lozano and the painting inspired by "Sad story No.1" (and this would be my formal introduction to this Art Blog hehehe) 

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Photograph by Ismael Moyaho Lozano: “Contrast between artist and art" 2013

 

(Now…do you want to know this amazing photographer?????…)

Here is Ismael Moyaho working very hard in last night’s shooting in my Room-Studio…Just incredible!

(By the way…) Here is his link where you can see all his photographs, you’re welcome to visit it!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/100665014%40N04/

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Photograph by Ismael Moyaho: “This is Ma. Elena and Moyo’s art project" 2013

 

And continuing with the photo shooting in my Room-Studio…

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Photograph by Ismael Moyaho Lozano: “Moyo’s tired" 2013

 

In the end…the results speak for themselves!!!!!

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Photograph by Ismael Moyaho Lozano: “Moyo’s fed up" 2013

I would like to thank ALL OF YOU  for your visit, I hope you have enjoyed “Sad Story No.1” by Yoana Vargas Magaña and the Photographs by Ismael Moyaho Lozano.

XOXO

Elena

 

This post was edited by: Yoana Vargas Magaña & Guadalupe Vargas Magaña

Web page created by: Jonathan Nuño

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