MIND+BODY

Paintings | Acrylic on Canvas | Collection | 2013-2014 | 19 works

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

MIND + BODY is a two part collection; MIND is celebration of our innate need and our miraculous ability to create and our infinite connection with the universe as a whole. This half of the collection is done in a bright colourful pallet of colours resembling far off galaxies, nebulas and space dust. BODY is a celebration of our selves as human beings, our roots and connection with the Earth, this half of the collection is done in a more somber colour pallet rich in earth tones and grays mimicking landscapes, skies and rock formations. The use of religion and figures are a symbol of the human condition; a personal private meditation, pondering such thoughts as the meaning of life, the search for gratification, the sense of curiosity, the inevitability of isolation, or awareness regarding the inescapability of death. Together MIND + BODY creates a unity of dark and light, colour and tone, the physical and metaphysical combination of our minds and bodies. It’s a celebration of  the elements necessary to being human.

 

- B.Firmino

 

throwing

pouring

mixing

repeating

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The Process

Painted in a semi-abstract fashion, these paintings are created through a process of throwing, dripping and pouring paint, I don’t actually use a paintbrush when creating them. My hands and gravity are my tools. I submerge my hands in paint, letting the paint fall freely and naturally from my hands, throwing and guiding the stream of paint, letting it drip from my fingers onto the canvas creating it’s own unique and organic forms and patterns. I pour puddles of paint onto the canvas and manipulate the path and flow by tilting the canvas in all directions. Each painting is well thought out and planned before hand, from the imagery to the colours, foregrounds and backgrounds. Experience has taught me a lot on how to mix my paint and colours in a way to achieve the look I want but of course there are always surprises and blips along the way. Creating paintings like this is actually a long slow process, I’ll spend almost an entire day going back and forth monitoring and adjusting the paint, observing and manipulating the flow while letting gravity run its course. It’s not uncommon for me to spend a good 15-20 minutes looking over a single puddle of paint, closely observing it’s current and course. I’m always excited to pour new paint, waiting to see what fate has in store. So for me there’s a certain natural element to this type of painting that always keeps it fresh and interesting.

50 Galons +

50 Galons +

Drawing

Drawing

Stenciling

Stenciling

Fresh Paint

Fresh Paint

Ready!

Ready!

Pouring

Pouring

Mixing

Mixing

Streaming

Streaming

Repeating

Repeating

 

MIND is a celebration of creativity, It’s about exploring the infinite possibilities, our ability to innovate, imagine an idea and then materialize that idea into reality. This half of the collection is set in a mysterious universe setting with a bright and colourful pallet, pairing interesting colour combinations resembling far off unexplored galaxies and colourful nebulas. No rules, no limitations, free to explore and expand my mind and space. Unlimited power is mine within that which is universal.

When you work in the inner mind, you invoke and receive the help of the impersonal, unlimited resources of the universe.

Part II

 

"Lorenzo Galaxy"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 48"x72"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"Space is the breath of art."

 

"Dawn Nebula"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 48"x48"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."

 

"Giuliano Galaxy"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 48"x72"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."

 

"Pieta Nebula"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 48"x48"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." - Carl Sagan

 

"Dawn Galaxy"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 48"x72"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

"A Mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions."

 

"Giuliano Nebula"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 48"x48"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"I can hear the sizzle of newborn stars, and know anything of meaning, of the fierce magic emerging here. I am witness to flexible eternity, the evolving past, and I know we will live forever, as dust or breath in the face of stars, in the shifting pattern of winds."

 

"Pieta Galaxy"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 48"x72"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls."

 

"Lorenzo Nebula"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 48"x48"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

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"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."

 

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

BODY is painted in an elegant somber colour pallet, rich in grays and earth tones with breaks of colour. The paintings are of large scale, rectangular in shape to mimic distant horizons and vast landscapes, calm clouded skies with breaks of sunlight. The earth is overlaid with larger then life segments of religious figures pensively peering out into the distance of abstract horizons, up into overcast skies while rooting themselves firmly to wholly grounds feeding off the soil, rock and natural elements of the earth.

 

 

Part I

 

"Lorenzo Dreamscape"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 96"x96" (Diptych)  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas  |  Finish. High Gloss Resin cast

 

 

"The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive."

 

"Virgin Mary upon the Earth"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 48"x72"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas  |  Finish. High Gloss Resin cast

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe to match your nature with Nature.”

 

"Lorenzo Slate"

Price. $4500  |  Size. 36"x72"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas  |  Finish. High Gloss Resin cast

 

 

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

 

"Dawn's Ruby Sky"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 36"x48"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered"

 

"Dawn of Rose Quartz"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 36"x72"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"If nature has taught us anything it is that the impossible is probable"

 

"Lorenzo Marble"

Price. $2500  |  Size. 36"x48"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas  |  Finish. High Gloss Resin cast

 

 

"Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay."

- Robert Frost

 

"Moses upon Burning Bush"

Price. $7200  |  Size. 48"x72"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas  |  Finish. High Gloss Resin cast

 

"Heaven is under our feet

aswell as over our heads."

 

"Dawns Horizon"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 36"x72"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"The divine is not something high above us.
It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us."

 

"Lorenzo's Marble Eye"

Price. $2500  |  Size. 36"x48"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere."

 

"Dawns Reach"

Price. $4500  |  Size. 36"x72"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas  |  Finish. High Gloss Resin cast

 

 

"It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us."

 

"Dawn Lemonite"

Price. SOLD  |  Size. 36"x48"  |  Medium. Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."

 

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