MASTERS OF FANTASTIC ART EXHIBITION
On the occasion of the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival, the exhibition Masters of Fantastic Art opened its doors last Friday, October 6th in the Chapel of the Arts at the Ave Maria Foundation in Sitges, as part of its cultural program.
The show features works by great artists and references such as Moebius, Frazetta, San Julián, Juan Giménez, Pepe Gonzalez, Ciruelo, Segrelles, Maren, Tony Fernández, Maroto, Carlos and Jordi Grangel, Martín Rodríguez, and of course Luis Royo and Romulo Royo.
Organized by the Sitges Film Festival, the Ave María Foundation and Corner4Art, the exhibition aims to highlight the work of these artists whose work over the years has inspired filmmakers, producers, art and costume directors and, of course, fans, spectators and followers of this fantastic trend.
The exhibited works travel through worlds of dragons, fierce warriors, to intergalactic and post-apocalyptic scenes or contemporary monsters.
Replicant for Frankenstein's Monster, by Luis Royo, presents a monster that, far from the conventional, is a beautiful woman, with a soft complexion and piercing gaze. She is what would be the bride created for Frankenstein, who awaits him with the broken Barbie doll in her hand that carried the replicant from Blade Runner and with Pinocchio on the floor among other automatons. The broken innocence of this newly created monster clashes with the Frankenstein of San Julián who stands beside him, already consumed by horror and the passage of time.
Wounds of the Past by Romulo Royo, is set in that post-apocalyptic world, where technologies have devastated everything, and what remains is somewhere between human and machine. A young woman is escorted by a large robot between greenish mists, are the spitting image of cyberpunk aesthetics, from which science fiction has taken inspiration so much in recent years. We can even glimpse the "neo-Japanese" influences in many of the artist's works such as Your Sexy Beast, in which we see a whole host of influences from Eastern and Western pop culture.
The exhibition will remain at the Ave Maria Foundation's Chapel of the Arts on Avenida d'Artur Carbonell, 11 in Sitges, from October 5 to 15 during the Film Festival and can be visited every day from 10 am to 8 pm. We invite you!