Talking Phone…?

Talking Phone...?

“app 4 idle hours 2”
acrylic, pencils, ink, & oil on canvas
20 x 16 in © 2013 Gabriel Navar

Getting ready for the new year, 2014…. it should be a red-hot creative, prosperous, and fun year…. ring it in with passion and inspiration!!

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Live Long and Prosper

Live Long and Prosper

“app 2 live long and prosper”
acrylic, pencils, ink, & oil on wood board
15 1/2 x 12 1/2 in © 2013 Gabriel Navar

As we come to the end of 2013, I have decided to paint an image of Mr. Spock, a beloved iconic character from Star Trek. He is, of course, famously known for saying: “Live Long and Prosper”. Have a happy new and prosperous year !

 

Instant Rain

Instant Rain

“app 4 instant rain”
acrylic, pencils, ink, & oil on board
28 x 22 in © 2013 Gabriel Navar

We’ve been having record-setting dry conditions in California (since records started being kept back in 1849)…. we need rain! Perhaps this situation contributed to my creating this painting where I created a composite involving a pre-Columbian rain deity (Chaac, for the Maya, Tlaloc for the Mexica) that was associated with abundance, storms, lightning bolts, and the symbol/logo of DC Comics’ superhero Shazam (the yellow lightning bolt) emblazoned on his eye-popping, overly-saturated red shirt.

Sunken

Sunken

“SUNKEN, UNSWOLLEN SUNRISES”
MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD
48 x 48 in © 1992 GABRIEL NAVAR

This painting was created in Oakland and while I was a student at California State University, East Bay (Hayward)… I began by creating a ceramic relief owl motif and worked around it…. below the owl, for instance, there is a pool of forms that represent excrement (crap!!!)… it was a sort of statement about societal bullshit and the sort of spiritual healing and wisdom that needs to occur. Behind the foreground, there is a nightmarish scene of foreboding hills and, at the top of the composition, hooks and bodies…..    enjoy

Gabriel Navar