"The broken cosmic column"
Acrylic on canvas, 110x80 cm
Exhibited at “Mythe&Muze” exhibition in homage to Frida Kahlo, curated by Go Gallery
Since I was young I have been curious and admiration for the Mexican culture, and this has led me to spent a lot of time in Mexico, soaking up the culture and customs, so even I could say that today is one of the biggest influences that can be seen in my work. Frida Kahlo captivated me from the beginning, as a person, artist and what she represents; and through his suffering, his strength and turbulent and intense life, She was capable of generating a passionate surreal world that was no more than an extension of herself.
Of all his work I have chosen versioning “The Broken column” because of the accident she suffered at 18 years old, Frida was forced to spent long periods in bed, which never prevented him further develop his universe, for me this table reflects their suffering and distress, but turn to me is like a strong pillar in adversity. My version is called “The broken cosmic column” reflecting what is Frida for me: a shaft with an inner universe wisely knew transmit through his paintings and a tributary of color and life to the soul.
Great opening of “Myth & Muze” group exhibition!
On the occasion of the 60th Death Anniversary of artist extraordinaire Frida Kahlo , 60 artists from diverse disciplines in the art world, will showcase their interpretations of their idol, in the Baggage Hall of Loods 6, Surinamekade 30 in Amsterdam as an homage to this legendary artist. Some of the participating artists are: Aatje Veldhoen, Lieve Prins, Jan Sierhuis, Peter Zonneveld, Patricia Steur, Ans Markus, Nico Koster, Skount, Ottograph, Margret Mijsbergh, Jacinta Heijmans, Frans Franciscus, Thessa van der Voort, Jesse Faber, Yvonne van der Bijl, Claudia Hek en The London Police.
The opening of this show will take place in Loods 6 on Saturday the 12th of July at 5.30 pm. Former Minister of Culture, Hedy d’Ancona, and Mr. Eduardo Ibarrola, Ambassadeur of Mexico to The Netherlands, will open the exhibit.
Sunday, 13th of July, the day of Frida Kahlo’s passing, will be commemorated by the reading of poetry by a number of poets who will read their work, specially written to celebrate the life of this artist.
Doors open at 1.00 pm and the poetry reading begins at 3 pm. Anton Martineau’s poetic finisage will be at 5.00 pm.
After the opening at Loods 6, the show will be on display at the GO Gallery from the 17th of July until the 31st of August, on the Prinsengracht 64, and will also be open during the yearly Amsterdam Gay Pride.
For more information concerning the gallery and artists: GoGallery.nl