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Santa Pug Lagerfeld for Christmas

How is it already December? This year has flickered by faster than the blink of an eye. 

My favorite part about the holiday season, apart from family reunions, the smell of pine and hot chocolate,  and the sight of glittering lights everywhere, is setting up my Christmas decor. This year marks my first official Christmas tree living on my own. I opted for a minimal-modern approach throughout my apartment, selecting statement pieces that would tie the holidays together. My favorite piece is the Santa Lagerfeld Pug Pillow featuring my own illustration. The pillow complimented the colors of my apartment, brought in a very fun element, and mixed my love for dogs and high-fashion.

Shop now for the Santa Pug Lagerfeld collection available on the Latin for Glory Shop at Society6.  Here are the many pieces that can bring the holiday cheer in style! Click on the image to take you directly to the link. xx

Midweek Muse: Juan Genoves

This week's Midweek Muse is one of my favorite artist growing up, Juan Genoves. It is still an impressive memory at my first Art Basel show in Miami as a child, turning a corner to witness one of his large canvases painted with what seemed to be mere dots. From afar, I could distinguish a group of people in line, migrating towards a destination, a beacon of hope. I was mesmerized, smitten, and I went closer to the canvas, I examined his technique; textures and depth were achieved by piled up oil paint mixed with tiny objects, each forming a person. This painting was about me, us, about everyone. 

Juan Genoves

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Juan Genoves studied in the Valencia Art College where he evolved the need to "renovate Spanish art and also with the function of art and the artist in society". During his life, he joined post war Spanish movements in the art scene which greatly influenced the trajectory of his work. It was in the sixties, that he began experimenting with the subject of the "individual" and the "crowd". In his recent years, he has further explored the "crowd" and has manifested into the work I love today. Through the portrayal of crowds, he explores static movement and visual rhythm through paint. 

Here is an image that shows closer how Genoves's uses layered paint, colors, and small objects to create individual people within a crowd. 

Click the slide show below to see more examples of his impressive, and endlessly inspiring work.

Alter Ego

Upon my move back to Miami from Madrid, I not only experienced external changes around me, but also very incredible internal ones. My days were spent reflecting upon everything life has to offer; upon the endless possibilities and how vast this world really is. In this reflection, I realized how dynamic we as human beings are, and how we have the power to change our destiny. 

Alter Ego, is a piece unique from everything I created. It was inspired by a graffiti painting I made in Madrid, but with more layers, textures, depth, and personality. It is less sweet and more edgy. It reflects a side of me rarely demonstrated to the public: my affinity for rock n roll, passion for adventure, quench for wilderness, and beautiful nonconformity. This painting was created with an "unfinished" black acrylic background, webbed-textured spray paint, white splatters, and a rose-gold bull with metallic drips. Alter Ego is my pursuit for breaking the right  rules with ultimate style and sophistication.

Midweek Muse: Yrjo Edelmann

Today I am pleased to share the work of an artist that truly blows my mind. At first glance, the images translate as photographs of iridescent paper, imperfectly wrapped and held with masking tape. 

The shocking truth is that these pieces are two-dimensional, oil paintings on canvas by Swedish artist, Yrjo Edelmann (1941-2016). Edelmann achieved great success through out his artistic career and was considered a "great illusionist amidst the Swedish contemporary art world."

Johan Persson of Galleri GKM magnificently states, Yrjo Edelmann's pictures are frequently located in the territory between dream and experience, in a vacuum where the eye wanders through a labrynth of almost infinite proportions

I am amazed not only by the hyper-realism achieved by oil paints, but also by the incredible tension, depth, irregularity of shapes, and reflection of light in these compositions. Edelmann exquisitely achieved the fusion between traditional painting techniques and the innovation of contemporary art. These pieces would make the perfect "gift" for my walls with their chic tones and "ready to open" appeal.

For more information about the artist, please visit the Craighead Green Gallery that represents his work. 

Check out the slideshow below for my most coveted Yrjo Edelmann pieces.