GUERNICA – THE COVID19 SPECTATORS
“Guernica – as the subject matter relates to the Basque Country and the Civil War it is personal and a topic of conversation for all Basques.” “…Guernica is a large 1937 oil painting on canvas by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. One of Picasso’s best known works, Guernica is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history. It is exhibited in the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Ygartua’s journey to the Imaginary Global Kingdom of COVID-19 takes a turn, now visiting some of the most prestigious museums in the world. “Guernica” is on exhibition at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain. Read More
CITIES UNDER SIEGE
MOSCOW LONDON ROME NEW YORK
Ygartua takes you on a journey to the imaginary global kingdom of COVID-19. He envisages the Coronavirus with team mates (similar to that of the pilot fish that help the shark) spreading this dreaded virus from one city to the next. We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the order of man.We are its prisoners. The Predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us helpless. It is out there, like soldiers free to travel the world, but they will soon meet their fate, intervention will be upon them. Read More
A homage to the heroism of Health Workers worldwide
“Art nourishes the soul – I feel connected when I am creating, it is my life force, it is my joie de vivre , every hour, every day—to (access) tap into the subconscious and bring surreal worlds to life.”
The COVID-19 virus is humanity’s newest foe, with the potential to prematurely end millions of lives. To control this new coronavirus, we need to understand it. Labs around the world are now working around the clock in a bid to know their enemy. Throughout history there are masterworks of tragedy and introspection, which delve into the deepest realms of paranoid human solitude—it is often during these extraordinary times that one becomes consumed with self reflection and self expression – with an obligation to create and give voice to your inner thoughts.
NEW VISION – A New World
Pandemics are notorious for upending all of society. Artists are notorious for creating their art under the most perilous and inopportune circumstances. Throughout history, art has continued to be created and consumed during times of plagues and global health crises. So art will be created now. Which begs the questions: What sort of art has been created during pandemics? And what purpose does art serve during them? In whatever form it takes, art will be created during plagues.
OUR FRONTLINE WARRIORS
We Honour Our Heroic Warriors, their sacrifice – it cannot be taken lightly, it is extraordinary, their efforts, their willingness to face this battle with the courage of a soldier going to war. Our Frontline Warriors illustrates the will and determination of our doctors and nurses, our healthcare workers and the essential workers–all the people who work on the frontline that have devoted themselves to conquering this beast. Read more
A WORLD UNITED 2020
A World United 2020 by Paul Ygartua (60x60in. Acrylic on canvas) depicts our global world in the joining of our races and religions. portraying the strength of our unity and the power of our presence together.
The feeling of HOPE is portrayed with the religious icons, the Divine Beings embracing the people of the world. The enlightened Buddha God with vision and light and the strength of the Eagle, a powerful symbol of the Haida Nation, our First People, who respect and believe in the importance of all creatures on earth– it is the balance, with people and nature that must always come first.
In Honour of the People of the World – “Alone We Can Do So Little. Together We Can Do So Much” Helen Keller
Once again, Paul has felt the need to express himself through his eternal desire to portray the People of the World, showing their individuality, yet, the strength of being together, working towards a solution to win the war on the coronavirus pandemic. A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. We must honour all people of the world, understand their culture and reach out for everlasting peace. Without an interest in other cultures, we not only become disinterested, but we remain ignorant. Read More