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The Queen has Fallen Painting

Luis Lopez


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 59.1 W x 78.7 H x 0.8 D in

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About The Artwork

Piece title: "The Queen has Fallen". Oil on a stretched canvas. Big format scale. This large-format work is inspired in part by Fyodor Dostoevsky's work "The Gambler". The characters in the painting are on an old balcony on a beautiful hill. We can appreciate leafy plants. A blossoming Sakura tree almost covers the left side of the painting. A beautiful garden slides down the left side of the work, cherry and strawberry plants are mixed with long stems that connect to the ground. In the distance the beautiful turquoise blue sea mixes with the sky. A raven descends with a chess piece, in its mouth it carries the King. In the painting there is a certain restlessness something has happened, the character on the right side is not completely there, we only see his feet. What happened? Its he alive? Or is he just lying around resting? we don't know very well. The dog looks directly at the player on the right, there is some uncertainty in his gaze and posture. The woman sitting in the center of the work looks at us carefully, a deep and restless gaze. On her lap lay a chessboard over a beautiful black mantle decorated with gold embroidery with hanging ruby ​​pearls and sapphires. Some pieces from the chessboard are falling, others are already on the ground. We see the queen piece lying on the floor, what happened? We can assume that the queen has fallen. But it has been eliminated by a move between the players or it has been because it has accidentally fallen off the board like the other pieces? We don't know for sure! Only by the appearance of the scene that is presented to us we can say that it has been an intense duel between the players. Even though the queen has fallen the women in the center holds the king piece between her fingers as a sign of victory.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:59.1 W x 78.7 H x 0.8 D in

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I was born in Puerto Rico and I currently live in Germany between the cities of Berlin and Hamburg. I studied Art at the University of Puerto Rico and the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. My work is often intertwined with feelings of ambivalence and metaphorical confrontations. I try to challenge our visual perceptions and our daily routine with a playful irony based on symbols and images, and how other poetic forms of visualization can be reached through them. My pieces are a kind of poetic transducer of modern collective isolation, existential questioning and the displacement of the individual in spaces and situations where uncertainty is an intrinsic part of the work itself. Themes such as the ambiguity of life, poetry, dreams, time, philosophy, literature and man's struggle to survive in his environment are very essential elements of my work. In my case, a painting can take many forms and meanings, while I am in the process of painting, the work slowly metamorphoses and evolves, until it reaches the point of being "finished". In most of my pieces, the result of each work is completely different from what I had in mind at the beginning and that is what I like about painting and drawing, spontaneity, fluidity, not forcing anything but being authentic. In the end, I firmly believe that the work should speak for itself from the moment it leaves the studio. Like a scare in the dark that seizes the viewer and immobilizes him, the work has to create a profound sensation. That is what I try in some way, consciously or unconsciously, to achieve with each of my pieces, to make the viewer think, to put them in a situation of analysis and reaction.

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