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Luis Royo


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Author Luis Royo

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  • EV-68
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31.7 x 36.3  cm
12.48 x 14.29  inch


Graphite on tracing paper.

Painted surface 24 x 28.8 cm (9.45 x 11.34 in ) in a format of 31.7 x 36.3 cm (12.48 x 14.29 in)

Year of realization 2000

Signed on the bottom right of the piece.


Published inside the author's book Evolution, page 68. Edited in different languages and distributed internationaly.

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 different. After a period in which the medium has been dominated by process-based abstraction, the figure – 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 filtered through pronounced affect, comic-book and sci-fi aesthetics, dreamy narratives and an eagerness to engage with our political moment without forfeiting the sensuousness of the medium.
David Geers (Sotheby’s)

On the third day, just after dawn, the door opened and at least 20 monks and 6 or 7 soldiers entered. Malefic unsheathed the sword quickly and with a dry sound the edge was extended and several points were left at the sides; not a second went by and two of the soldiers lost their heads, rolled out on the ground, the others pulled back and the monks squeezed together like a pile of dung, except one who took a few steps forward while a frozen wind was blowing and, suddely he became a very tall and thin man, with skin full of folds and a hair that reached up to his ankles.

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