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SPACETIME - GALLERY'S BACKGROUND

THE LEGEND OF DEATHWALKER

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Author Luis Royo

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36.5 x 51  cm
14.37 x 20.08  inch

PAINTING

Watercolor, acrylic and oil on paper.

Painted surface 21.8 x 37 cm (8.58 x 14.56 in) in a format of 36.5 x 51 cm. (14.37 x 20.07 in).

Year of realization 1995

Signed in the bottom-right of the piece.

Cover of the novel "The Legend of Deathwalker" from the writer David Gemmell.

 

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)

  

"Druss the Legend, the dark axman known as the Deathwalker, must join the warrior Talisman on a mission of blood and glory. Only the stolen Eyes of Alchazzar--mystic jewels of power--will save Druss's dying friend, then unite the Nadir tribes against the evil of the Gothir. Druss agrees to help look for the twin gems--hidden for centuries in the shrine of Oshikai, the Demon-bane, the Nadir's greatest hero."

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