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.

 

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

 

 

 

"Dawn Nebula"

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

 

 

 

"Giuliano Galaxy"

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

 

 

 

"Pieta Nebula"

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

 

 

 

"Dawn Galaxy"

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

 

"Giuliano Nebula"

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

 

 

 

"Pieta Galaxy"

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

 

 

 

"Lorenzo Nebula"

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

 

 

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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

 

 

 

"Virgin Mary upon the Earth"

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

 

"Lorenzo Slate"

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

 

 

 

"Dawn's Ruby Sky"

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

 

 

 

"Dawn of Rose Quartz"

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

 

 

 

"Lorenzo Marble"

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

 

 

 

"Moses upon Burning Bush"

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

 

 

"Dawns Horizon"

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

 

 

 

"Lorenzo's Marble Eye"

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

 

 

 

"Dawns Reach"

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

 

 

 

"Dawn Lemonite"

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

 

 

 

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