Ariel


About Ariel

Visual poet.


Catching up

Seems that next semester is going to be a especially busy one! Among shows, classes, projects, studio practice (been deep into the exploration of new processes, including non-representational art), I’ve been trying to maintain focused on the things that matter the most for now. Shows. I have a few very cool shows going on this year (actually more shows than I like to commit to in the same amount of time,) but a couple of them are especially exciting. I am very happy to have been chosen to compose the […]

Essentia: Terrae, Patricia Ariel

Joining Patreon artists: a new adventure

I first heard about Patreon several months ago; i visited their website very quickly just to absorb one or two pieces of information and find it a great idea. At that time I was starting to be very concerned about how the Changing Woman project was going (no goal reached = not enough money to keep going and reward backers as planned) and did not want to launch another campaign to ask for fanbase financial support. So I rapidly shelved the idea. Early this year, with the changes on Facebook […]


“Myth, Magic and Lore” at Bash Contemporary

Bash Contemporary in San Francisco, CA is showcasing “Myth, Magic & Lore”, a group show about a contemporary perspective on mythological themes. being a recurrent theme in my work since childhood, that could not be less than exciting and also very comfortable. and then i decided to revisit all the vast mythological/spiritual/folkloric diversity and beauty of my homeland and opted for drawing a Yoruba goddess, Oshun, deity of love, wealth, and beauty. and here’s some of the progress pics:     and here’s the finished piece, in its refurbished vintage […]


Threshold.

If you have been chasing me for over three years or so, you know I have a long affair with the inclusion of Abstractionism in my work. Abstract art is pure energy, emotion, and sensation. It does not rely on things we physically know and see to tell a story, but it plays with the immaterial, the intangible. It is not easy to give shape to what doesn’t have a shape as we know, and this is why I consider abstract art one of the most difficult styles of painting. […]