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.

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.

JulioCésartist

STAIR WAY TO HEAVEN – WORK IN PROGRESS

STAIR WAY TO HEAVENDear friends,

On this uncertain times and unclear information of where we are going, I thought I share my work in progress (Stair way to heaven) of my grandmother who passed away recently, so decided to paint her as a tribute to her 93 years, her humble and gentle way of living through her journey and being the first model in the series of old people, I am undertaking to commemorate the many thousands that were let down and lost their lives due to this pandemic and government’s failures.

I would be grateful to hear any constructive comments on the work.

Keep safe.

Julio