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Luis Royo


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Author Luis Royo

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92 x 63.5  cm
36.22 x 25.00  inch


Watercolor, acrylic with airbrush and oil on paper.

Painted surface 92 x 63.5 cm. ( 36.22 x 25 in. )

Year of realization 2004.

Signed on the bottom right of the piece.

Published on the inside of the author's book Subversive Beauty, page 60 - 61. This book was dedicated to all the women with painted skin. Edited in different languages and distributed internationally.

Painting has always seemed torn between an inward and an outward gaze: between vision and perception, between our dreams and the concrete, highly politicized conditions framing our comprehension of the world and what it might become. Today is no dierent. After a period in which the medium has been dominated by process-based abstraction, the gure – and representation with it – is ascendant again. But, if the 1990s and 2000s saw artists such as John Currin distorting classical form while others, following Gerhard Richter, mimicked photography, today’s figuration displays a distinctly different character. Gone, for the most part, are the echoes of old masters; gone, too, are the blurs of photorealism. What takes their place, instead, is a highly idiosyncratic approach ltered through pronounced aect, comic-book and sci- aesthetics, dreamy narratives and an eagerness to engage with our political moment without forfeiting the sensuousness of the medium.

David Geers (Sotheby’s)

Beyond the high mountains and the deep oceans, a proud king spent his days longing for the fairy Yelena, for in his ears came news of his great beauty. He sought in his kingdom how noble he could go in his quest, but nobody dared because the fairy lived on the other side of the world.

Luis Royo

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