Wednesday Evening at Casa Andalucía

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Wednesday Evening at Casa Andalucía 48″ x 60″ acrylic / canvas

 

The painting “Wednesday Evening at Casa Andalucía” began conceptualization around the year 2001 as I immersed myself in a self imposed drawing and observation study of professional flamenco dancers and students training at the beautiful Casa Andalucía in the city of Guaynabo.

The practices took place Wednesday evenings under the direction of the famed maestro Antonio Santaella and had an entrancing sort of effect on me that allowed me to travel approximately four hours round trip from Aguadilla and back every Wednesday for various months, without even the slightest complaint.

The impact of being absorbed in the fascination of live flamenco guitar rhythms, singing, and dancing was spectacular and immensely fertile – producing many sketches where I made attempts to capture the energy, flow, rhythm, nostalgia, and ancestral connection, that reverberated through my blood and still does. Although the actual painting was initiated in the year 2003, I was not satisfied with the result and left it alone for a few years, then in 2006 I worked on it some more, was not satisfied, and left it alone again (in storage) for another seven years till being completed in 2013.

As any fine wine connoisseur will attest, aging for the right amount of years makes all the difference. I currently believe the work has reached a level of maturation to appropriately convey some of the feelings and aspects inherent in me as I became cocooned in a sensorial and extra-sensorial extravaganza.

Atado y Rebota Asfixiantes Besos (Rebound and Bound Asphyxiating Kisses – Spanish Version)

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Re-Member 24″ x 18″ acrylic / linen

 

Atado y Rebota Asfixiantes Besos

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Si pudiera soñar de belleza torrencial,

cascadas deseos en envolturas de uno,

juego inundando la trampa intencional,

cosquillosa intensidad la alborada de sol.

Rugidos creados corren reinos de trueno,

tan vivo y real inmediatos inventos.

Simbólico paradigma reaparece en escena,

cambiando forma exponiendo desnudo lienzo.

Mi abrigo, porque arrastra este rabo haragán,

sin percatarse aun de su procedencia destino?

Donde esta mi ropa mi desnudez me grita!

…en relativos amigos la decepción sí abunda,

engañando al sabio con sus maniobras tontas.

Atado y rebota asfixiantes besos,

lengua que sofoca el quemado rojo infierno,

regocijo en la selección que en mi se otorga,

trémulo liso de delicioso torso.

Refractor refrescante de curvados cañones,

gracioso y capaz de tan ágiles danzas,

dibujando contornos de terrenales saltos,

de hinchados flujos y mareante las olas,

que sobre mi cabeza descansan y chocan,

con este silencio que tanto desata.

Rebound and Bound Asphyxiating Kisses

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz La Nueva Nena (The New Girl) 30″ x 22.5″ acrylic / 100% cotton paper (sealed)

 

A recent work that showed up synchronistically as I went through some changes in the studio.

As has been the norm for a few of the previous posts I am including a poem partially reminiscent of this painting and a few fresh dreams.

 

Rebound and Bound Asphyxiating Kisses

If I could dream of torrential beauty,

cascading desires into envelopes of one,

playfulness flooding intentional trickery,

ticklish intensity morning of sun.

Rumblings created run thunderous realms,

instantaneous inventions so alive and real.

Symbolic paradigms reappearing in scene,

shape shifting, undressing sheets that are bare.

Why is my coat dragging this slothful tail,

in ways unaware of such fated proceed?

Where are my clothes my nakedness screams,

deception abounds in relative friends,

fooling the wise man with simpleton moves.

Rebound and bound asphyxiating kisses,

smothering tongue of red burn inferno,

rejoice in the choice bestowed me upon,

smoothing recoil of delectable torso.

Cooling refractor in curvaceous canyon,

skillful and nimble of dances agile,

mapping contours of these earthly plunges,

of tidal surfs and swollen surges,

that crash and rest my head upon this boundless silence.

Rojizo Nebuloso Oscuridad Secreta (Misty Reddish Secret Darkness – Spanish version)

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Red Curtains (detail) 30″ x 40″ acrylic / linen

Rojizo Nebuloso Oscuridad Secreta

o Perladas Porciones Femeninas

Sucumbe al deleite,

ser franco ansioso,

en la belleza, permiteme reposo,

de sueños ocultos bajo flujo de sombras,

relajados ángulos, retornando curvas,

costillas apenas circulan,

reciben aplauso silencioso,

derrumben pesares, tus coyunturas ordenan,

lo invisible poseyendo,

atrapando nocturno vuelo.

Suculento torso color textura,

multi-respiro ágil espíritu,

misterio de cortina roja,

buscame refugio,

de la corriente nebulosa.

Suela rosa para zapato azul,

donde estas, bajo cubierta?

Cordón con distinto ojal,

donde quiera cajas sobran,

mi medida sin encontrar.

Abraza mi pies con mano en oración,

al mito y a la razón,

de la fábula y la ilusión,

envuelta en fase confusión,

de gradas trampas acertijos,

arrastrando repleta escalera,

gateando hacia arriba,

viraje brusco, subiendo abajo,

sin tiempo!

Laberinto que vale entrar,

desdoblando, engaño recurrente,

debe haber otra cuerda,

y ahora a descubrir!

Del abismo Ariadna canta.

Femenina porción perlada,

desconcertante creadora,

nueve meses biblioteca andrógina,

maestra de la flora,

de madrugada venusiana alhaja,

de partícula onda y vuelta,

de movida intervención,

de motivo o de materia,

de místicos instintos,

de posible percepción.

Y estrangulando lo selecto, contemplad!

Nacida existencia de ilusión.

Misty Reddish Secret Darkness

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Red Curtains 30″ x 40″ acrylic / linen

 

The painting “Red Curtains” will be part of the upcoming exhibition “Por La Libre 2”

This 75 artist collective show will open at Museo de las Americas in Old San Juan on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 6:00pm. If you happen to be in Puerto Rico for this date you are most welcome to visit and enjoy the extraordinary “Por la Libre (loosely translated as: ‘no holds barred’ or ‘anything goes’) 2” expo which is dedicated to the Puerto Rican artist Carlos Irizarry.

 

Inspired by the painting “Red Curtains” and two recent dreams, I have included my most recent poem. I Hope you enjoy it.

Misty Reddish Secret Darkness or Pearly Gobbets Feminine

Succumb to the delight,

being anxious forthright,

allow me the rest in beauty,

of hidden dreams neath shadows flowing,

relaxing angles, curves returning,

ribs slightly circle,

receiving silent applause,

caves in heaviness, your joints enjoining,

the invisible possessing,

entrapping nocturnal flight.

Succulent textured colored torso,

multi-breathing agile spirit,

of reddish curtain mystery,

fetch me misty current refuge.

Rose soles for blue shoes

where ever under cover?

A lace with a different eye,

all over and boxes galore,

unable to find my size.

Embrace my foot with a hand of prayer,

to the myth and the reason,

of imagination and illusion,

wrapping states confusion,

of stairway riddle trappings,

ladders abound creeping,

crawling up swerving,

rising down, no time!

A maze worth entering,

unfolding, recurring trickery,

must be another string,

now to find out!

From the deepness Ariadne sings.

Pearly gobbets feminine,

a baffling creadora,

nine month androgynous library,

maestra of the flora,

of matter or materia,

of energetic interventions,

of mystic possibilities,

of possible perceptions,

of wave particle and back,

of venusian jewels of morn.

And strangling the choice, behold!

Existence of illusion borne.

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Red Curtains 30″ x 40″ acrylic / linen

 The painting framed and almost ready to be delivered to Museo de Las Americas.