Gaudían Like Structures

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz unfinished Yawning Gnosis 14″ x 11″ graphite / 98lb Canson mixed media paper

The poem ‘Gaudían Like Structures’ is inspired by recent states and frames of mind of futility, struggle, and doubt, and the following dream:

I arrive at the square in the town of Aguada where I grew up as a child and find the church/cathedral totally transformed into a Gaudían like structure. I find this change totally captivating and stand in awe as the lineal symmetry of the old church has become almost alien-like and fluid. I could almost compare it to a classical  musical concert transformed into a Latin jazz jam – both beautiful in their own way.

Above is an update on the slow progress of my drawing Yawning Gnosis. I am currently also working on a double portrait painting that requires much more of my time than is usual because of a looming deadline. Whoosh!

Gaudían Like Structures

Questioning the insane the very existence

harmony feeding fake fat far removed

lowly drippings in this world so slow

strong emotions riding hard gross stone.

Despair design degree disgrace

headlights dimmed low

eyesight displaced.

Cathedral temple church crumbles,

revisiting landscape.

Gaudían like structures replace antique line

I marvel strong spectacle

staggering beauty sublime.

Delight design degree acclaim

numerous questions remain,

vision version renewed

multi hued ludic tunes

reign ample prelude.

I’ve included a photo of Casa Batlló and of La Pedrera which are similar to the image in the dream and one ofthe church “Parroquia San Francisco de Asis de Aguada”. The images are from the site gaudiclub.com and from wikimedia commons.

batllo14     pedr3     Plaza_de_Aguada

Yawning Gnosis

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz unfinished Yawning Gnosis 14″ x 11″ graphite / 98lb Canson mixed media paper

 

The image above is an example of the in process graphite drawing stage currently being rendered, as can be seen from the two previous posts where I also posted samples of drawings in different stages.

The drawing reaches a point where it might feel complete or seems to work regardless of the initial intention. The poem Yawning Gnosis is a short current reflection and summons on my work.

Yawning Gnosis

Tome Sovereign in dark dialogues

bequeath arcane lustrous lux

unwind yawning gnosis

lay bare brooding brooks.

Spear flashing rumination

rage vision thought spared

convex plain conception

calm clarity unimpaired.

Mystic Aegis

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Aegis (detail) 14″ x 11″ graphite / 98lb Canson mixed media paper

I have been enjoying the process of searching continuously for three dimensionality and realism from the subtleties present and then meticulously transferring this information onto current drawings.

The process entails a persistent pursuit and exploration of perception. I posted a detail of the initial stages of the drawing “Aegis” in the previous post and the one above is the same detail almost complete. You will find a more complete version at the end of the poem “Mystic Aegis” (a short poem inspired by a couple of recent dreams). “Que lo Disfruten!”

Mystic Aegis

On water walking brawny steed,

galloping feather-light fair stride,

ocean prancing marvel deed,

from floating mountain nimble glide.

Stagnant dismal aqueous lake,

backward soggy gutter ground,

flash flood clearing ample slate,

raw fresh crystal gushing sound.

Phoenix wing-free lone Pegasus,

quartet legged heuristic flight,

savant savior mystic aegis,

mythic escort sole requite.

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Aegis 14″ x 11″ graphite / 98lb Canson mixed media paper

Song

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Song 14″ x 11″ graphite / 98lb Canson mixed media paper

 

I’ve finally found my way back here after a few holiday blogpost-free weeks which honestly I needed to recharge and finish up details on the graphite drawing “Song” and start another which is a nude male torso.

Great New Year wishes to all!

 

The drawing Song is an example of a meticulous study of light and shade and the different levels present and how they are perceived and transferred to paper via in this case graphite pencils. I have used the spectrum of 4H to 8B. In terms of composition, I have chosen to break the initial triangular form I was intending into a more diagonal semi parallel line form. The poem “Song” is from current musings on life and the drawing. Enjoy!

SONG

Dance float till the sounds,

soft aroma emotions,

finding delicate windows,

in slow saviour motions.

Savorer of mirrors,

self indulgent disguise,

absurdity dragging circles,

song free luscious sky.

Hey! you there!

bring me back from despair,

far away from this song,

from this free loving form,

this maker of meaning,

this happenstance cause.

Song,

crash waves on my eyebrows,

sun bursting desire,

wash over this symbol,

shine pleasant conspire,

moist feminine salt,

breeze humid estate,

conspicuous these locks,

liquid

languid

escape.

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz untitled unfinished drawing (detail) 14″ x 11″ graphite / 98lb Canson mixed media paper

Manifest of Frequent Fractals

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Lines of Belief and Disbelief 12″ x 9″ charcoal and red pastel / watercolor paper

A recent nightly self portrait – one of the many masks worn on occasions and a recent poem dedicated to my eldest son Alexander in the event of his recent birth anniversary. May you enjoy!

 

Manifest of Frequent Fractals

(to my son, Alexander)

Sun of the Mother,

fortunate thy name,

jump from undercover,

Prometheus unchained.

Unify thus the actors,

proliferate free the flame,

pass forth the torch,

that disentangles the knave.

Relinquish the luggage,

of quite treacherous view,

who are the others,

if not me and not you,

reflection thus mirrors,

marking rhythms of truth.

How is it possible,

to leave and arrive?

Manifest frequent fractals,

searching game answers of why.

Nonsense is ordinary,

in reality it seems,

dance till you wonder,

if it’s true and with a Queen,

shake, vibrate, and thunder,

become god within a dream.

Unfinished Nude Charcoal Drawings

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz  (Unfinished – The Jump?) 11″ x 14″ General’s charcoal pencils / Canson mix media 98lb paper

I had been initially undecided as to whether to include the unfinished drawings of the three undressed female figures in this post, additionally, I was uncertain and unaware of what to write.

“Go ahead, post the drawings, start typing and eventually something meaningful or useful will grace the page”. With that in mind, what brought me to decide in the affirmative was the thought of disclosing a portion of the detailed process of drawings for me.

I have seldom if ever used drawings as a basis for a painting – therefore drawings for me are works that stand on their own – they are not a preparatory analysis of possible compositions or anything else, although that’s not to say they may become inspiration for further study.

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz (Unfinished – untitled) 11″ x 14″ General’s charcoal pencils / Canson mix media 98lb paper

The fact also stands that continuously practicing and perfecting your drawing skills will greatly improve your abilities to notice minute details and variances in forms and will also enhance your painting abilities.

The three drawings here are in different stages of completion and are all referenced from photos I took in past photo sessions. For some reason or other I hadn’t used the photos for paintings and didn’t quite feel they were compositions I would use soon  – that’s not to say that they were not up to par with the others, just not appropriate for that moment.

I am working these drawings on a mix media 98lb paper spiral notebook and the “ghosts” seen are the previous drawings showing beneath the page. I noticed them after uploading, my apologies, please don’t let that be a distraction. Although they do appear to establish an interesting additional dialog with the original form – so I’ll be playing around with this most likely.

I will be posting the finished drawings (I’ll make sure no ghosts show up) once completed so you can notice the progression and correction along with a few other stuff soon.

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©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz (Unfinished – untitled) 14″ x 11″ General’s charcoal pencils / Canson mix media 98lb paper