UNKNOWN LOVE – SPECIAL PURCHASE

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Original artwork. Acrylic on Paper 32x22Inch.

Created 2012

Unknown love, was the third early work created three months after discovering my new passion for painting and the beginning of my journey in prison, in 2012.

This painting was inspired by a reoccurring dream of a woman standing on the water and whose face I could not see or recognised and that would disappear as I walked toward her. Looking back I can only assume that it was due to the uncertainty of a passionate experience would take place.

That was a very hard time in my life. I had been detained in March and was just denied bail and my old life was crushed. I had to close my photography studio and hand my life and myself over to complete uncertainty. I lost control over what would happen next.

Here was where I discovered the calming therapy of painting.

The painful loss of an old life led to a new beginning for me and that is why I have included this work in the special purchase collection. I hope it brings a sense of renewal in the most difficult of times.

 

To view all the selected works go to: https://juliocesarts.com/special-purchases/index.html

DEEP IN THOUGHT – SPECIAL PURCHASE

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SPECIAL PURCHASE

Title : DEEP IN THOUGHT

Original artwork. Acrylic on Paper 22x22Inch.

Created 2012

This piece was one of my earlier works from 2012, having discovered the benefits of painting while at the lowest point of my life having landed in prison for retaliatig to an assault from a bouncer at a club.

The inspiration behind this piece was the totl isolation i was experiencing at that time and having had the first visit to the prison library and looked at a book on picasso’s cubist works earlier that day, I wanted to attempt to something with that in mind and this is the end result.

I have selected it for the special purchase collection as I feel that it would be great for it to have a place at someone’s home where it would be appreciated as art and that they see the great chance of adding it to their collection.

To see the full collection go to: https://juliocesarts.com/special-purchases/index.html

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BLOSSOM – SPECIAL PURCHASE

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Title : BLOSSOM

Original artwork. Acrylic on Canvas 26x26Inch.

Created 2020

This has been my latest work, created during our lockdown weeks. This piece was inspired by the great spells of sunshine and temperatures above normal for this time of the year, warmly welcome during these out of the ordinary times and a reminder of the power of nature and uplifting sun.

The work is a celebration of the beauty of nature,  the colours of flora and the sweet sound of birds tweeting outside my window, replacing the continuous car engine sounds of usual times, but these are not usual times and the persuasive call of nature is enticing me to break away from the city life I have lived all my adult life.

I have selected this as one of the paintings to offer in the special purchase selection, as I feel it would bring joy to someone’s home or workplace.

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SCRABBLE

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Title : SCRABBLE

Original artwork. Acrylic on canvas 20.5X17.5 Inch.

2019 was a very hard year for me due to the loss of my father and my favourite uncle in a space of four moths. Throughout that time, when there were questions, feelings and emotions in my mind, I turned to my painting in order to put into context  all those elements where light colours and layers make sense once the work was complete.

Like all my works, the idea of negativity or darkness is discarded from the beginning, as I do not see the need of including those factors when trying to simply depict my state of mind at any given time and knowing that there are plenty of positive things in one’s life at most times, and that by taking time to look around at the world around us there are people that have nothing. I hope that this special purchase will bring context and positivity to the viewer.

To view the selection go to: https://juliocesarts.com/special-purchases/index.html

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MARS GALLOP – SPECIAL PURCHASE

 

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Title : MARS GALLOP

Original artwork. Acrylic on Canvas  40X30cm.

 Created 2017

Mars Gallop was inspired by the beauty of horses and calming effect of watching them galloping in countless films and documentaries. In this work I combined their majestic splendour in a fairy-tale environment along with red, one of my favourite colours.

I have chosen this work along with Free Spirit to be included in the special purchase selection to be sold either as a pair or individually. I would like them to be on display bringing a sense of unfettered joy to a new owner and their surroundings.

 

To see more please visit https://juliocesarts.com/special-purchases/index.html

ANGUS – SPECIAL PURCHASE SELECTION

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Title : ANGUS

Original artwork. Acrylic on canvas  26x26Inch.

Created 2020

This year started badly for humanity, worldwide with what now is the world pandemic, the halt of the business world as we know it and complete shut down in many areas. The one thing that has benefitted from this is the planet, nature been given a break from pollution and this is my friend Angus, having a cheeky laugh at our situation.

The first painting tittle the Highland Moo was very popular, so I have decided to include Angus in the special purchase selection to brighten up someone’s home and remind us that there is some happiness even in this crisis.

Postage varies depending on the delivery location, speed of delivery and carrier, so is not included in the price and will be agreed once you have place your order.

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An artist without identity

For an artist, the journey to gain an identity is a long and lonely road. Having discovered the great therapeutic benefits of art for the soul while incarcerated and my ability to paint was a god’s sent gift.

Being an artist while in prison I had not only my freedom taken away but also my identity and two and a half years after being freed, my identity still remains restrained till the end of my parol in March 2017!

The following is a digital story made as part of the Stretch Digital project funded by the Big Lottery in collaboration with the PET (Prisoner Education Trust) – the films are made with Stretch practitioner Alex Harwood in the traditional digital story method.

Former prisoners tell their story of education and rebuilding their lives in and out of prison.

 

You can see more digital stories from former prisoners by CLICKING HERE

 

 

A Tramp Without Rags

On Pride month!A TRAMP WITH NO RAGS copy

TALULA CLOSE UPI thought I share my painting titled a “Tramp Without Rags”
A work I started to planning after hearing Trump’s rhetoric during his political campaign and his degrading remarks made openly towards the transgender and LGBTQ community in general, so decided to depict him and found it very challenging as there were so many things I wanted to portrait about him and I had simply not enough space in the 130.cm canvas! This is all I could fit in! The one thing that I like to make clear in the painting is the writing in the mirror which reads, Transgender and PROUD!
There is so much I could paint about the orange creature, but will not waste any more of my time on it.

Stair Way To Heaven

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Today I am happy to have completed the painting titled “Stair Way To Heaven

Stair Way To Heaven
A 100x100cm Acrylic on Canvas painting, to honour and mourn the loss of my lovely grandmother, who passed away some months ago.

It has been the first time, I have used painting as a therapy  to deal with a loss and found it very helpful to unravel the many feeling from such an event, from joyous memories to shedding a few tears seeing her smiling all the time I spent painting and the best way to say fair wells to a very important figure in my life.

It was also great that I managed to finish it today as it was the last day to enter it, for an artist call by a very well know gallery here in London with the theme of (Isolation Mastered) during this pandemic.

The painting is also the…

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Circle Of Change

Circle Of ChangeCircle of change was produced some weeks ago during lockdown and illustrate the way the mind feels, when overridden with feelings and emotions, the difficulty to deal and prioritise them while at the same time dealing with anxiety and depression that go hand in hand under those circumstances.

Stair Way To Heaven

Today I am happy to have completed the painting titled “Stair Way To Heaven

Stair Way To Heaven
A 100x100cm Acrylic on Canvas painting, to honour and mourn the loss of my lovely grandmother, who passed away some months ago.

It has been the first time, I have used painting as a therapy  to deal with a loss and found it very helpful to unravel the many feeling from such an event, from joyous memories to shedding a few tears seeing her smiling all the time I spent painting and the best way to say fair wells to a very important figure in my life.

It was also great that I managed to finish it today as it was the last day to enter it, for an artist call by a very well know gallery here in London with the theme of (Isolation Mastered) during this pandemic.

The painting is also the first of a series I had been planning to do, of old people before the pandemic even started to illustrate what I though was the disconnect of families and the older generations, where the children who had been looked after by the parents would just go and drop the old parents in a care home and wash their hands instead of paying back for what they did bringing them up, instead a few hours visit from time to time which is what the sad norm for a very high number of people and as seen during this uncertain times the so call safe places have cost thousands of unnecessary deaths in the care home sector due to the lack of leadership at these times.

Any feedback is gratefully appreciated and happy to answer any question or chat with any one that like to have a chat.

Keep safe.

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