Graphite and oil on tracing paper.
Painted surface 29 x 42 cm (11.42 x 16.54 in ) in a format of 43 x 56 cm (16.93 x 22.05 in)
Year of realization 2014
Signed on the bottom right of the piece.
Published on the inside of the author's book Malefic Time, 110 Katanas, pages 114. Edited in different languages and distributed internationally.
"They provided me a small dishpan to procure a bathroom. It reminds me of my old bathtub. It may be a good idea to relax for a moment. The still warm water takes me back to my old warehouse in New York, to all I have left there yet everything I found. Still I am not sure what I do in this place."
- Malefic Time, 110 Katanas.
"It is presented for the first time on the cover of the illustrated book of the same title more than 20 years ago. It is not until 2010 when Luis Royo and Romulo Royo return to the character to tell their story and found the Malefic Time project. Malefic is the protagonist. All the storyline consists of its development and its search for identity.
His real name is Luz. She moves around New York looking for libraries and museums, she knows that there, in the old books and in the old paintings are all the keys to understand this new world and also to find her identity.
In the ramshackle warehouse where she lives there are hundreds of books and papers that she brings from her walks through the libraries of the city, all of them apocalyptic themes, books of Romanesque painting, masonic books, witchcraft, alchemy, prophets and seers, orientals , of Aztec and African art, reproductions of paintings of infinity of eras, Greek mythology or Egyptian hieroglyphic studies. A whole puzzle about the final judgment.
The search for identity, answering their questions, their fissures and their falls determine it. He is a broken character built on bipolarity between his power, determination, great resolutive and combat skills, and his apparent role in future destiny in the face of the enormous fragility that his doubts, his questions, and his frequent obsession states, illness, collapse and trance. She is a charismatic character, with multiple layers that make her an atypical heroine / antiheroine through whom the deep folds and nuances of the story are known.
The journey of your trip is from New York to Tokyo and Paris. On a journey with the end of spiritual search. A road full of mysticism and topics forbidden by the current culture. A symbol of change for man. An uprising against the oppression of the laws and rules that govern the world."