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    Interior de la vida - Ralf León Servat

    Interior de la vida - Ralf León Servat
    my drawing / mi dibujo

    The Only Living Substance” was published in The Gathering vol. 2 (2011). I feel particularly proud of the title design and I think the protagonist looks consistent from one panel to the next. There are some effects that I managed to accomplish with a brush and also some of the cross-hatching and shadows came out pretty good, if I do say so myself. This time I combined handwriting with computer lettering. 


    Of course, as usual, I hid my signature in one of the panels. In case you didn’t spot it is on panel 6. I’ll keep posting more of my comic pages so that you can try to find my hidden signature, sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it isn’t.



    Oh, and in case you’re getting impatient for your next fix of comic book reviews, you won’t have to wait much longer. 



    I’ve been reading books from a lot of publishers and a lot of different authors (4 British and 1 Japanese) so I’m planning on writing about Narcopolis by Jamie Delano (Avatar), Paradax by Milligan (Dark Horse), Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen (Marvel Comics), Tommy Taylor & the Ship That Sank Twice by Mike Carey (Vertigo) and, of course, two more volumes of Neon Genesis Evangelion by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Viz), although not necessarily in that order. Which one of these would you like to read first?  

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    Interior de la vida - Ralf León Servat
    Ralf León Servat

    Esta semana asistí a dos interesantes muestras de arte en el Centro Cultural El Olivar y en la Galería Lucía de la Puente. “Interior de la vida” reúne esculturas y pinturas del artista Ralf León Servat. Las pinturas son un delirio surrealista de gran riqueza visual, con imágenes demenciales que capturan por completo nuestra atención. Las esculturas transmiten una fuerza muy especial, y hay que admirar la destreza de las manos que han trabajado diversos materiales, logrando que se unifiquen, que se ensamblen, como si desde un principio hubiesen estado destinados a formar parte de un mismo objeto.


    En realidad quedé gratamente sorprendido luego de mi visita a El Olivar. Conozco a Ralf desde hace aproximadamente dos años, a menudo coincidimos en inauguraciones en diversas galerías, y siempre intercambiamos algunas palabras. En todo ese tiempo, sin embargo, jamás había visto una obra suya. Y de pronto, ahora, encuentro en San Isidro una producción que destaca por su originalidad y contenido. 


    En la Galería Lucía de la Puente se inauguró “Paradero” una colectiva que reúne los trabajos de importantes artistas como Abel Bentín, Miguel Aguirre, Alberto Borea, César Cornejo, Ivana Ferrer, Haroldo Higa, Edi Hirose, Huanchaco, Diego Lama y Alice Wagner.


    Como en toda colectiva, hay piezas fuertes y otras muy débiles. Me disgustaron en particular los pedazos abollados de micros y combis (literalmente, carrocería en mal estado que proviene de nuestro pintoresco transporte público limeño), entiendo que una instalación rara vez es convencional, pero no encuentro aquí ningún mérito, ni siquiera una propuesta válida. 

    Interior de la vida - Ralf León Servat
    Edi Hirose

    Afortunadamente, hay obras de primer nivel. Por ejemplo, las fotografías de Hirose, que muestran ese desequilibrio entre nuestro supuesto desarrollo económico y la precariedad y pobreza que se combinan en todos los distritos de Lima. Y, claro, están las siempre deliciosas esculturas de Abel Bentín, de gran valor estético; además, sus diseños tienen la particularidad de estimular nuestro apetito visual. 



    Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/10/interior-de-la-vida-ralf-leon-servat.html

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    About the Author - Arion


    Arion, who is either from Chile or New York (it’s not really clear) writes a blog that the Outhouse steals on a regular basis.  Arion is by far the nicest of all the staff writers and the most well behaved only having been banned from one country.  One thing we really appreciate about Aroin is that he writes his reviews in English and Spanish and we hope someday he’ll translate this blurb for us.  We’re not so good at languages, just look at how well we write in English if you need proof.  You should bookmark Arion’s blog -  http://artbyarion.blogspot.com – and actually look at it.  There will be a quiz at the end of every month.

     


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