10/1/11

Dia De Los MUCHA!!


This will be up on the wall tonight at THE ICONOCLASTIC DEAD SHOW in Mexico City...!! It traveled quickly, and made it past customs!! I'm exceedingly happy that I was given a chance to participate with all the other great artists contributing to this tribute to our hero's by fashioning a Dia De Los Muertos themed image.
I've had Art Nouveau on the brain since a very early age... In fact the bathroom in my childhood home had (and still has) this fantastic Nouveau print wallpaper in it. Even before, I knew his name I KNEW I loved the work of ALPHONSE MUCHA. Something about the Graceful shapes, the colors, the LINEWORK!... I've been a fan since child hood and don't see that changing any time soon. For my image I tried for a Mucha inspired composition with a keyhole framing element. I'm incorporating autumn leaves, and bone motifs to, lend to a lot of the natural content that you'd find in Mucha's work. But, also I see an odd similarity in brilliant colors of the old dead leaves verses the faded hues of dried bones. In the process of making the final image I played with lots of designs and found that as I do more of these gallery shows, I have a cleaner though process about executing the artwork. Plus, I get new and creative ways to work through design issues and brainstorm. On the whole I'm proud of the final artwork, but also the workflow that led to its completion.
It was a really fun image to work on and I look forward to trying more of these in the future...
I'll close by thanking, Chogrin for bringing me onto the show. Gracias also to the Guru gallery and German for being very friendly in welcoming me. I hope this leads to more great shows in the future. I'll also thank my model Dayna for putting up with my shooting of some helpful photo reference.

Lastly, I'll thank Alphonse Mucha for being a constant source of inspiration and beauty for me to draw on and appreciate...

Hope you dig.
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5 comments:

lindajbeck said...

These are really amazing, Pedro.

rmandomm said...

esta genial!! i love ur work !!

rmandomm said...

do u use Facebook?

GOGOPEDRO said...

Many thanks guys... Yes I'm on Facebook but I limit its usage to just dealing with my personal contacts..

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Merujo said...

Hi, I just discovered this gorgeous, gorgeous Mucha-inspired piece you created by looking up Mucha and dead on Google images. This is stunning, and while I know this an old post, I wanted to offer my kudos on such a marvelous piece of art. This is something I would *love* to have as a print in my home.