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At the 2013 year I was preparing works for an individual show called "Guardians, Angels / Guardian Angels". Many works were on a Mixed Media or collage support, and painting/ drawing on them. This work began with an interesting object that I found by chance in the street: a frame with passepartout, both blacks, with the imprint "Department of the Treasury" Bureau of Engraving & Printing Washington, D.C. , 20228 This frame was the base for preparing on his size and shape a work. The idea was a conflict between 2 Angels, one of Revenge and Rage, the second of Forgiveness and Mercy. As an inner conflict situation, when the mind said one thing but the instincts the opposite. Because of the imprint of engravings, I decided to work on black & white, as the founded frame, with India Ink, different tusches (nibs), and washes of black ink . The base is formed by 4 little pieces of handmade paper that I prepared many years ago. Perhaps is clear that is not a print on paper but a drawing, only at a short distance you can perceive the qualities of the paper, the ink & the lines.
Drawing:Ink on Glass
Size:15.6 W x 25.8 H x 0.8 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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Ricardo Lapin is a plastic artist based in Israel. He was born at Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1961. At age 16 he left to Israel at the times of Military "Junta". He began to study oil painting at age 10, and this discipline become a way of life: with more knowledge & experience, it continues till today. My Artist Statement: Art is a meeting between the individual and the universal, question marks about the human soul. I believe that the artist must reflect the "Zeitgeist" of the period he works. My own struggles and dilemmas, the culture and environment in which I live are present in every piece of work. Painting for me is my inmost protected and stable place, like a priceless shelter. Always present, since my early childhood, despite changing situations and realities. A territory that can be built and changed endlessly, a meeting place for memories, fears, desires. Within the creative process everything has existence, without a name or definition, there is place where everything is possible and can be repaired. My work is born mainly from images, the imagery nurtured by experiences, stemming from memories and dreams, mine and from my family. The artist work examines and describes the existence of man in this world, allows the brave inquiring of actual and local values . Alongside the aesthetic expression, my works seek to examine the limits of justice and freedom, the meaning of life and death in a period of spiritual loss, depression and continuing devaluation of human lives. Images come to me. As waking up from a dream, I catch them by sketching, drawing them before they escape; after that I articulate them and find new related images, in an associative process. I can perceive that many images have an aroma of oral stories, memories, family legends, secret traumas. Sometimes they arrive from mystery and remain there, even when already painted. The final work is sometimes a kind of unfinished sentence, to be filled in by the public, in many surprising ways, sometimes very far from my associations & ideas during the creative process. It's always magic and truthful for me to realize about the multiple ways of reading my work.
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