Artist Eriberto Oriol
Artist Eriberto Oriol
There is a certain kind of freedom that comes from madness. With civilization come the rules and regulations. Who is really free? Who are the normal people; those who are free to act on their instincts and desires; or those who are ruled by regulations and expectations?
Artist, Eriberto Oriol, is not interested in following the rules and schools of art. In his paintings and drawings, Eriberto speaks with his own voice. Projecting his emotions through color, line and expression with more of an international flare from inspirations that comes from great art from Asia, Africa and Mesoamerica.Like much of his work, in his drawing “Freaked Out,” it is a juxtaposition of color, line and shapes. The color pink in the background juxtaposed with the dark scribble of his main character, shows how bewildered and out of place this character seems to be. He is in an urban setting that is almost frightening, as would be a large window cracking and breaking into pieces.He has various styles in his art. For him, is not about concept; it’s a pause to share feelings about common experiences. His characters are often missing the real structure of what is supposed to be a full body and often all you see are the souls and essence of emotions. It’s hard for Eriberto to try to give meaning or interpretation to his work, as he just seems to be a vessel for these inspirations.
The shading in his drawings are not to give the drawings three dimension but it is just there for character and texture.
Born and raised in the United States he sometimes paints from themes that flow from memories, with various painting styles, impressions from his subconscious and experiences.
Taschen ♦ Hong Kong ♦ Colon ♦ London ♦ Paris ♦ Tokyo ♦ Los Angeles
38 Timez ♦ Japan ♦ United States
Juxtapoz Magazine ♦ International
Eriberto’s also featured in the L A Times, LA Weekly and others
In an art review by top L A Times art critic, William Wilson called him a people’s aesthete.
L A WEEKLY named and featured Eriberto as a “Local Hero” for his work at the Pico House.
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