Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Narrative - Life and Death exhibition - International artists - Paris 2018


While I was organizing this exhibition in my mind to be held in France in April or May this year, I suddenly read on the world wide web that the original model for Death comic book charater of Sandman saga named Cinamon Hadley written by Neil Gaiman died on the 6th January 2018.
 It struck me on my mind that "death" was gone and that we only "get what anyone gets... you get a lifetime" quoting Mr Neil Gaiman.


Cinamon Hadley being the model for Neil Gaiman's Death comic book character

Cinamon Hadley


 I know that life's a fleeting moment for any being in this planet, I always prefered life above death, because there's happyness in life with Alpha and Omega in a continuous circle of beings that we meet or that we comunicate with.
 I know that evil people are everywhere, but why fighting when in the end of this life that we've,  we'll all be cosmic dust?
Like I always do in exhibitions that I curate, I've asked for artworks from international artists (since this is my work and this is my life).
 Comunicating with them is easy, either in social networks or by email, sometimes I joke with them and they joke with me, because we all know that this life that we've is not fair, since we've to entertain human beings based on how we "see" the world and sometimes this is not "seen" as a job.
 To be able to entertain people.
 To be able to exhibit your work.
 To be able to show who you're.
 To be able to show where your roots stand.
For hundreds of years, artists were "seen" by society as outcasts, as people without a voice while living, but after they're dead, they suddenly turn into icons and that's not how I see artists or arts.
 This is a puzzle within my heart and soul because I truly believe in the power of women and men that provide life and light in this world that was filled with darkness until the appearance of beings in this planet several millions of years ago, so I've added in this post along with sample artworks by the best artists in the world some pictures of my personal life, Peaky Blinders TV series (that I love a lot) in order  to try to write a sort of narrative that could be emotional and fair for this exhibition.
 It's a known fact that since the beginning of mankind, writers, poets, artists are good vampires that create worlds within worlds based on what they see with images or words and I know that I'm a vampire also.
 Here's a list of some good international "vampires" organized by countries that are helping me in another journey with their awesome artworks (and other international artists are also entering in this boat/journey in the upcoming days):

Argentina
Pablo Burman 


Mirror looking towards you

Looking towars a mirror



Trapped in a wall 


Teke Teke

Cosmic dust 



Martin Arrizalbaga

Gazing at the stars


Dario Mekler

Pit and the Pendulum


Carlos Dearmas

Time - Alpha and Omega


German Genga

Snake woman 


Belgium
Christophe Swijsen 


Snow 

Why war?

A raven


In the trenches?


A pretty woman

A soldier



Brazil
Douglas P. Lobo

What's man?


Gelson Mallorca

What will become of men?

What will become of women?



Denmark
Henrik Kim Rehr

Light in a world


Vultures in shadows

Light


Breathing

A path

A pet's love 

Cosmic dust


Human beings

Nature

Fire



France
Beuh

Where are we?



Isabel Pessoa

Memories of a mother - 01


Memories of a mother - 02

Memories of a mother - 03


Holland
Marcel Rujters

Life and death dancing 

An ageless song

Circle  of life


Finland
Terhi Ekebom


Where are we?

A cure?

sickness


Japan
John Kurokawa

Fallen angel


Italy
Gianluca Costantini

Barcelona message

China message


Rolando Cicatelli

Women as center of life  

Women as source of life


Stefano Zattera 

Skull Foureyes


Mexico
Gaston Ortiz

No fear


Poland
Nikodem Cabala

Time and choices


Spain
Daniel Esteve

A midsummer's night dream donkey playing hamlet


Diego Fermin 

What's an artist?

Who am I?


Enrico Fiori

Love without borders 


Bills

Symbol - 01

Symbol - 02



Icarus


Jano

No TV


Javier Olivares

A wounded man 


Jon Ander Azaola

Bleeding heart

A circle 


Ruben Pellejero


Ressurection

Life and light

What am I doing here?


Sancho Retáblez

Am I a machine?


Toni Benages Gallard

Are you for real? 


Sweden
Lars Erik Sjunesson

Heart's beating


Max Andersson

Rope


Car boy


Life playing with death 


Nicolas Krizan

Burning sun

Ashes

Fire

Flames
Birth



U.S.A
Brian Biggs

Dia de los muertos 


Bill Koeb 

Life


Danielle Otraki

"Purity"

"Capitulation"


Jon Kutzer 

What am I doing?



Mark Wheatley

Where's my mother?




 Being a world wide art exhibitions curator with help by several international artists makes my mind spin and spin and as a simple (human) being in this universe, I love to figure out how to prepare exhibitions with artworks on printed papers and a tiny bit of who I am, so sometimes it seems that I'm dealing cards thinking on how to join all the tiny dots working and living my own personal life at public coffeeshops where "real" life is while trying to communicate  with everybody in the best possible way that I can. 

Samples display - 01

Samples display - 02

Samples display - 03


Samples display - 04


Samples display - 05



Samples display - 06

Samples display - 07



 After the samples artworks gathered I glue all of them with some personal images of my own life in order to create a puzzle within a narrative that should make sense in my mind as the samples that they're for this or any other exhibition that I've curated or will curate in the upcoming future with help by international artists.


Personalized Samples - 01

Personalized Samples - 02

Personalized Samples - 03

Personalized Samples - 04


Personalized Samples - 05

Personalized Samples - 06

Personalized Samples - 07

Personalized Samples - 08

Personalized Samples - 09

Personalized Samples - 10

Personalized Samples - 11

Personalized Samples - 12

Personalized Samples - 13



I truly believe that we as human beings are inspired by what we see or watch in our own professional work.
 I just love Peaky Blinders Tv Series, where love and family is above everything in the world, because in this series, we clearly can watch and see life messages, its beginning and its end in a vicious circle with simple human beings who love what they're and their purpose in life by being mere characters in a Tv show while playing some part in life.

01





Angel or devil?

02

Remembrance

Fog

The kill

A talk

Shadows




 I also love to put a bit of my personal life in what I write, because since I was a child until now I was and I am always surrounded by women and they taught and teach me a lot, so I try to teach what I've learnt or I'm learning about what a woman is or what will be to my six nieces and even cousins by trying to put on their essence an artistic feeling and making them believe that they can conquer the world if they want, not living in any doubts or among shadows within shadows since they're light in this world .



My youngest niece Letícia with my coat at night being some sort of little vampire ;)

Of course that she loves me and I'll always love her, since our blood is the same in life 

Portrait of myself by my youngest niece Letícia

Portrait of a kitty that I've used to have also by Letícia 

A true artist like my youngest niece shows her heart and soul


In some sort of a theater play with my cousin that even injured entered on it





With my youngest niece and my little cousin Luna




A little artist giving autographs to ladies - part 01

A little artist giving autographs to ladies - part 02

A little artist giving autographs to ladies - part 03




A special lady somewhere - 01

A special lady somewhere - 02



With Spanish Artist Chris Stygryt and his wife Carmen Villar 


Hoping that this exhibition can be as sucessful as the others that I've curated in the past with help by the best artists in the world.
 I have to thank to all these artists/human beings/friends from all over the world that believe in my skills and that I do treasure in my professional and personal life until the next post about this exhibition.

 Manuel Espírito Santo     














































































































































































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