TITLE: Whipping Bird Egg Creature Original 1/1. MEDIA: Mixed Media - Serigraphy, acrylic paint, graphite, traffic cone block prints mounted to wood. SIGNATURE: Signed (comes with COA).
Artist statement about this piece. As with all of my art, every image is originally a drawing or a painting from my hand. These are then made into screen prints, woodcuts, linocut reductions and reliefs carved from the interior of traffic cones and then laid down onto wood. Because I borrow from so many different cultures, religions, traditions and peoples I have a very wide variety of visual styles and ideas. These Print Based originals act as studies to find ways of integrating all these different styles and ideas.
Zupas paintings layer imagery referencing a variety of cultural symbols and styles such as traditional renaissance painting, Japanese wood block prints, North American sign painting, tyrannical propaganda, and religious iconography. The manner in which Zupa blurs one cultural reference into another and collages canvas, paint, ink, pencil and prints provides a balance between the past and present, creation and defacement, man versus machine, and dreams versus realities. This show is about optimism. [T]he place where there is no darkness is a phrase that appears in critical moments in George Orwells 1984.Consistent with his doublethink motif, the phrase has two opposing meanings. In its initial context, the place where there is no darkness is a place inside Winstons mind where he can dream safely, where Big Brother cant access his thoughts, where there are no shadows for the government to hide and watch him. Later, after Winston is taken into government custody, Orwell applies the phrase to Room 101, a torture chamber where the lights are literally never off. I embrace the complexity of the moment, however, and choose to remain optimistic. In fact, I believe that the current political situation might prove to be the best thing that has happened to this country in many decades. I have chosen to use Santa Muerte as a central figure for the show because she also represents the paradox that something frightening and terrible can ultimately be positive and freeing. As the protector of the disaffected, she is becoming increasingly relevant. Her message is clear: death comes for all of us and this understanding can free us to live fully. Or as I have rephrased it for pieces in this show, No one gets out of here alive. Support one of the best artists today by visiting his website RaviZupa dot com. Please check my other auctions for rare works by: Bumblebee, Shepard Fairey, Other, Liqen, Stinkfish, Aryz, Swoon, Hyuro, Iemza, Sten & Lex, Seacreative, Gaia, Jaz, Mesa, Ludo, Zilda, Know Hope, Bet Ever, Becca, El Mac, Nunca, Philippe Baudelocque, Specter, Luzinterruptus, Zoo Project, Conor Harrington, Eine, Steve Powers, Herbert Baglione, Fauxreel, C215, Slinkachu, Phlegm, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, M-City, Space Invader, Aakash Nihalani, Claudio Ethos, Ericailcane, Banksy, Ron English, EVOL, Interesni Kazki, Boxi, Vhils, Sam3, Escif, Roa, JR, Os Gemeos, Blu, Ben Frost, HUSH, Futura, SEEN, Lady Pink, Meggs, Retna, Mr. Prospective buyers are in ALL CASES responsible for determining the physical condition based on photos provided. The item "Ravi Zupa Whipping Original Mixed Media on Wood Signed +COA SALE" is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "nyconlineauction" and is located in Forest Hills, New York.
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