viernes, 31 de diciembre de 2010

Message for new year

Should we look forward to next year?
It's just how we measure timing, we need to control it and tag it in hours and days and months and years. But in the end we all have our own timing for everything. We control it, not the calendar. Some of us can do it faster, some take it slower. We do it when we feel it, no need to rush. I still have lots of things I would have liked to do in 2010, but I believe there's no end of the year; I end my own cycles when I feel I have completed the task.
New York may go quick, but we are not obliged to follow it. We are our own person and our own mentor.
I leave you with some self-portraits (its not that i like me, but recently its been a good task to discover myself by letting me sketch my own perception).

Happy new year!!
(It's always new year, don't tag it)

jueves, 25 de noviembre de 2010

Into the rawnest thoughts

Part of an upcoming editorial

I specially like this shots where i was caught spontaneously while being styled in 20s and listening to Wagner.

Back pics

Photos by Eric Guillemain
Styled by Rene Garza

Ink is the perfect tool for expressing the moment, cause it can't be corrected after. As i said before for me a drawing can only become concrete as a thought after it's been done.
Ink let us be ourselves without inhibitions, let us show the world how we think and feel. We don't want to be corrected by the limits and rules (of in this case anatomy). Be aware of pursuing perfectionism...
The most difficult challenge for an artist, I believe, is loosing yourself and going back to childhood; back to the infant we once were. Children, like primitive artists, had an inborn feel for form which according to Marcus Rothkovich or Rothko should be encouraged to develop freely and without interference from the intellect.

viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010

My paintings are born not made

What's your statement? What's your objective? What do you have to say?

The people I paint don’t exist. The only thing that is real is the painting. It’s not like a photograph where there’s another reality that existed at a certain moment in time in the past. The image is only happening right now and this is the only version of it. To me, that’s fascinating. It’s an eternal moment.
--John Currin

Do i have a speech behind my paints? No. I don't want to change the world or people's perception about it. I paint because i enjoy doing it, i let my hand freely slide through the canvas dirty with watercolor and charcoal and for me that is when i reach my extasis; when the figure is being modeled. From my theatre classes to my real performance in life i've always enjoyed the improvisation most of all. So no, i don't have anything to say before my figure's existence; my unconscious is the one willing to express itself using my hand as the physical extension and letting me know after what i've just created on the media.
-- Naomi Preizler

Art is not pleasure, a solace, or an amusement; art is a great matter. Art is an organ of human life, transmitting man's reasonable perception into felling.

The important thing about doing my art is that I also live...and the more I bring into myself the more I have a desire and need to translate it into something.
-- Raymond Saunders

The human figure is rhythm come to life, capturing that rhythm is one of life's great joys.
-- Charles Swenson


Some highlight paints captured on the street:

martes, 5 de octubre de 2010

A walk in the park

Chanel et le Tuileries ¿?
Emporio Chanel

Kat Kat!

Me and my dresser rehearsing

Orchestra maestra!

"How can I forget THE BAG when i'm walking for Chanel?"

A model seating backstage for only half a minute, please stay more!

Rebel Coco

Me and my dresser

She stayed longer, mercí beacuop

Comfortable shoes for the 7 minute walk runway (and trés chic et trés Chanel)

More original in white

My amazing tweed jacket

I could stay at the mirror for 3 hours with this dress

Fly Carmen

jueves, 23 de septiembre de 2010

She's in fashion

4 looks

It's late at the hotel in Milán and i've been drawing some quick fashionable figures.
I haven't posted anything in the last days... crazy crazy fashion world! I should write about fashion week maybe.

I've got my model must have list this season though:

-High waisted leather shorts
-Transparent shirt (i bought mine in Beacon's closet... 3 months ago however).
-Chanel bag
-Handsome driver
-Elite's mini book version
-Talk about: how beautiful the dress they gave her for the Gucci show is; how Russel told her "See you soon then"; her option for Prada (which i would say she's one in two hundred!).
-Fight for who was after who in the castings and play the "i'll call my booker to let me in first" after and fight for the catering fruits at the shows.
-Teeth gap! (I have to say i find it very attractive, i should ask my dentist to make me one maybe...)
-"Food is fashion and health"'s or the BCBG "Survival fashion kit"'s bag
-Hate Milan (maybe i like contradicting tendencies but is my favorite city so far in this tour; it's so chic, optimist, antique and with it's own italian grace. And of curse because they've got "L'Ultima Cena" from Da Vinci)

Any suggestion to add??


jueves, 2 de septiembre de 2010

As good as it gets

Be aware of pursuing perfectionism.
Don't let the overdeveloped society transform you into an obsessive, self-happiness follower. My father used to tell me: "My objective for you to learn is to be a good person above everything; more than you being happy is that you are kind with the people that surrounds you".
Hillel Hazaquen once said: “If I am not for myself, who will be? And when I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” "That which is hateful to you do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn."

A mix of some drawings:

Self portraits

Mom's portrait

Acrylic on canvas

Naked woman
Oil on canvas

Naked man
Oil on canvas

A live model session