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MYTHOLOGIES AND LEGENDS
GINO CECCARELLI BARDALES
“My painting is about approaching the Amazonian cosmology,to understand it, to apprehend it and recreate it. But that source of
mystery, magic, myths and legends is endless. The more you investigate the more you discover that you have only touched the surface. I have hundreds of paintings to paint in my head and thousands that are in ideas. The issue is whether I will live long enough to paint and put on canvas everything I would like to.”
“My art reflects the joy of developing different sensibilities that dialogue with life, transporting me to a new world of imaginations loaded with magical realism. My family environment is made up of two different cultures: Huitoto and Bora, which allows me to balance between two spaces that are the traditional and the cosmopolitan world.”
The interesting thing about Amazonian art that is currently being consumed is that it is not limited to the theme of joy, fun and impudence as it happened during a lot of time, I think the current offer includes an introspective look, a recognition of our origins, a message of respect and conservation of the
nature and especially a lot of information about myths, legends and other parallel "realities" in which the Amazonian People coexist.
“To breathe in sepia and black in the middle of this greenery, you need an excuse, a story or witness many.
A fantasy that revives testimonies of abandoned and forgotten discovered in its humid and exotic nature, show their bodies that eat the myths and sweat them, dry the pores of their existence between redemption and sin, betrayal and love, the fear of punishment and the desire to find light ... That's why we evoked the classics, we avoided the false shamans and incomprehensible icaros ... alone as they came to the side of a story. The same story that later caused them to break the spirit ... that's why we re-sent them to the joyful dance of the Shipibo world, creating a dialogue between the classic and the exotic ... the river and the shadow travel the same way ... “
“Luis Martinez Davila is a self-taught artist, who demonstrates in his works a unique talent and outstanding creativity and maturity
and his work reflects a profound knowledge of what life in the jungle really is. His art is very versatile, he paints with natural dyes, tempera, oil; he does wood carving, molds mud and plaster and works with feathers of birds, fish scales and local and foreign seeds, all of which inspired by his love for the beauty of Amazon region.“
"In my works I seek to create a detonating space, using different sources and ideas that reflect on identity, territory, memory, nature and ecology. I am interested in investigating through different means and materials the possibilities of art to cross and connect distant disciplinary fields, from popular traditions to anthropological art to scientific research, relating nature-life, nature-economy, nature-spirit, nature-art, rethinking aspects of historical memory, social, geographic and political contexts in relation to the vulnerability of our human condition, of all that is alive and sacred in nature"
Shipibo Art is a millenary expression that represents the cultural richness of our ancestors, thanks to this we continue to value our Art, allowing us to innovate it every day and thus keep our culture alive.
The ceramics represents the Shipibo worldview: everything that is above in the sky is down in the earth and both are reflected
mutually; from there, the constellations are the rivers and the lines
thick that are in the middle of them are the path of the canoe
driven by the sun.
The artist mediates between the material world and the world of spirits. The creation of an object is seen as the opportunity to express their cosmic beliefs, through the strong symbolic and spiritual content of their designs.
WHAT I DO
Art is my life
I love the Amazon
and its people.
I like to travel and the
I love photography.
In that geographical effigy plagued by history and nature, it is concentrated in the greatest biological wealth of the planet, in the most important reservoir of our world future and, above all, the most disconcerting accumulation of magic and mystery of whole humanity.