LUIS ROYO & ROMULO ROYO IN FANTASY BASEL
FROM 26th TO 28th OF MAY, 2022
GODDESSES OF POWER
L A B E R I N T O G R I S A R T
ORIGINALS - PAINTINGS - LIMITED EDITIONS
STAND 207-B IN HALL 2.1
FANTASY BASEL – LABERINTO GRIS
Laberinto Gris will take part in Fantasy Basel 2022, to be held from 26th to 28th of May. This is the largest pop culture convention in Switzerland, with more than 70,000 m2 of creativity and fantasy. It brings together the universe of fantasy with art, cinema, games, comics, cosplay, urban art and tattoo art.
The Always Never Trip
After the lockdown, at Laberinto Gris Art we are happy to once again show our artists Luis Royo and Romulo Royo’s work with an exhibition at the vibrant participatory Swiss event, Fantasy Basel, to be held in the heart of Europe.
We will also complement the exhibition with a stand where we will have numerous Limited Editions and original art works and the authors will be available to sign autographs...
I love Bam!
Memory in White
GODDESSES OF POWER
A repeated image in search of the ideal, in search of that mother goddess lost in time.
Nowadays, and in particular in the field of contemporary art, whether it be the plas- tic, literary or other arts, we often see portraits of what is real, current, unadorned, a reflection on our present, our values and also on our limitations. It is the reflection of an aesthetic that we see with our eyes in the street, of that which is in front of us and which we consider contemporary. But literature, video games, cinema, comics and illustration are also immersed in this other world that is less visible but just as closely related to our everyday; it focuses on what our eyes do not see, which more closely resembles a desire, a dream, a search, an escape to our ethereal side. On the other hand, throughout history, many ancient and more modern cultures have done exactly this, creating or exploring myths and idealisations that have been sha- ped and re-shaped over the centuries.
When the eyes are tired of looking at the everyday and living in the present, we need to let that distant and imaginary world exist and allow fantasy to enter life. That space is where the primitive men who carved figures of the mother goddess I mentioned drew inspiration. Those brilliant Greek sculptors who represented the canons of impossible beauty outside of the proportions of the mortals contempla- ting it. Those Renaissance and Baroque painters who sublimated it, pre-Raphaelites and Modernists... How many works have searched for that ideal beauty? How many have scrambled in search through the steamy mist of imagination?
Images of war, seduction, wind, sterile rocks, torches and shadows to serve as the frame for these ideal dreams. Dream and deceptive trompe l’oeil combined. An open window to admire womankind. Open to the Goddess.
It is a joy to be able to participate in this great event, which is back with renewed energy, as is Laberinto Gris. Once again the artists and their work will be able to meet their fans.