This is a prototype for an upcoming solo show where several concepts collide, exploring the idea of navigating time for different purposes at our pace. The exhibition aims to engage the audience in a complex narrative, using various mediums to discuss and deliver my artistic vision. As always, I prefer to have an open conversation with spectators, free from barriers or filters based on educational or social status. So I try to do what's best for that, despite the complexity of conceptual art. Graphic design will play a prominent role in production and post-production, and transparent blocks will be used as canvases to create kinetic or interactive sculptures with a dependent narrative, shaping what we call artworks. Please stay tuned for future dialogues about the artworks themselves and my artistic expression through them.
Felipe VI - Acrylics on panel, 28x35cm. "Felipe VI" is a thought-provoking acrylic on panel portrait that captures the current King of Spain in a captivating and symbolically rich composition. This artwork delves into questions of identity, power, and the intricate roles played by European royals within the context of the prestigious Order of the Golden Fleece. At first glance, the portrait showcases King Felipe VI with an unexpected element—a yellow lamb perched upon his head. This seemingly playful addition holds a deeper, hidden meaning. The lamb, traditionally associated with innocence and gentleness, embodies the popular saying "wolf in sheep's clothing." The vibrant yellow color of the lamb alludes to the golden nature of the land rather than a simple yellow hue. This references the historical connection between European royals and the Order of the Golden Fleece, an illustrious chivalric order originating from Greek mythology's tale of Jason and The Argonauts. Through "Felipe VI," Murnau Den Linden provocatively questions the role of royals, specifically King Felipe VI and the broader institution connected to the Order of the Golden Fleece. The presence of the lamb suggests that appearances can be deceiving, alluding to the potential dichotomy between the perception of royalty and their true intentions. By employing the symbol of the lamb atop the King's head, the artist challenges viewers to contemplate the complexities of identity and the nature of power. The painting's composition invites a critical examination of the roles and responsibilities of those in positions of authority, emphasizing the notion of hidden agendas and the potential for deception within seemingly noble institutions. "Felipe VI" serves as a powerful visual commentary on the inherent contradictions within the world of royalty, encouraging viewers to question preconceived notions and engage in a deeper exploration of identity, power, and societal structures.
Let me be - Acrylics on panel, 28x35cm. In this artwork, I present to you a thought-provoking exploration of sexuality and identity within a traditionally male-dominated realm. Behold the bold and vivid strokes that weave a complex tapestry of symbolism and challenge societal norms. Allow me to guide you through the layers of meaning that lie within. At the center of the panel stands a bullfighter, an emblem of a time-honored masculine role. Yet, there is more to this portrait than meets the eye. I depict the bullfighter in front of a Tail Butt Plug, a bold statement inviting contemplation and reflection. The juxtaposition of these two elements serves as a visual catalyst, pushing us to question the boundaries imposed upon us by society. It sparks a conversation about the intricate interplay between sexuality, identity, and the roles we adopt. How does the inclusion of this provocative object challenge our perceptions? What taboos and expectations are we compelled to confront? Beyond the initial shock, a deeper narrative emerges. The bullfighter's gaze reflects both vulnerability and defiance, evoking the internal struggles faced by individuals in reconciling their true selves with the expectations placed upon them. It is a nuanced exploration of the human condition, a call to embrace authenticity in a world often constrained by conventions. Through this composition, I invite you to delve into your own journey of self-discovery and self-expression. Let this painting serve as a mirror, reflecting the complexities and possibilities that lie within each of us. May it inspire conversations that shatter stigmas and ignite a more profound understanding of the ever-evolving nature of sexuality and identity. Join me in embracing the beauty of ambiguity, as we navigate the depths of this profound paradigm shift. Together, let us challenge, evolve, and celebrate the rich tapestry of human experiences.
By human hand (acrylics on canvas, 95x105cm)
Justice, revenge and, it feels like your soul has been cutted off (35x68cm)
Hard penis just a few seconds before the wasp stuck the sting (acrylics on canvas, 62x50cm)
The Verdict (acrylics on canvas, 95x120cm)
The Trial (acrylics on canvas, 100x120cm)
Dangers (acrylics on canvas, 50x60cm)
Bartolomé (acrylics on canvas, 90x135cm)
Roberto (acrylics on canvas, 90x100cm)
Crossing the Alps (acrylics on canvas, 60x80cm)
Not So Out Of The Blue VI (acrylics on canvas, 100x120cm)
Not So Out Of The Blue IV (acrylics on canvas, 100x120cm)