“Many things come to me in my trips,”
“I see myself as a kind of anthropologist. I do field work, I collect things and take notes — and then the ideas start to come out.”
This art work impressed me, it’s really something that fits my taste. Beautiful combination of bit naive art painting combined with street/ urban expression but also symbolism, sculptures, objects. ..installation?! Kind of reflecting few levels of his spiritual journey.
Postmodern indeed 🙂
:made by José Bedia this installation is called “Figure Who Defines His Own Horizon Line” & is part of d the exhibition “Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work at the Fowler Museum at UCLA
:what’s d story about u can hear very good directly from d author José Bedia. Great explanation btw:
:because I saw work from this artist for first time I just decide to make a little research so I could know about d signature that he leave in d arts nowadays, and damn right he is good. Here is small collection of art pieces shown from him in different galleries, places.. so it would be easier for me_and u to recognize d periodicals of his art work.
José Braulio Bedia Valdés [born January 13, 1959 in Havana, Cuba] is a Cuban painter. Bedia studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” and then finished his art studies at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana.
His artistic work has been presented in several individual shows, such as ‘”Final del Centauro”‘,1989 , Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Havana, Cuba. In 1994 was presented “José Bedia: De donde vengo”, in the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Also exhibiting at “InSite94: A Binational Exhibition of Installation and Site Specific Art”. San Diego Train Station, San Diego, California.
:He uses the dark beasts and figures that dominate the canvas or the space. The other elements I already mention in first part of d post.
:I pretty much like this intervention in public space, he definitely make change of d whole idea for d place, brings vibration in d environment that is tripped. maybe bit in a dark way, like from d other side, d one that we all want to skip it. ..but still, d print is not so strong as d metaphor itself, anyway esthetically transferred very powerful.
.u like this artist, have u read or seen something from him before? what do u think about d work of d major Caribbean jewel. .. u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page