穿著華麗，充滿珠光寶氣的氣勢吸引了眾人的目光，女皇駕臨，凌駕一切，世人膜拜瞻仰，整個宇宙為她而開啟，從而掌握了生命。Reydel ESPINOSA 2020年的作品「The Queen女皇」在21世紀的當代社會，將我們的想像拋在現實之外，重探天地伊始。
Dressed in a glamorous, bejeweled style that captures everyone’s attention, the Queen arrives, towering over all. The world worships and admires her, and the entire universe lays open for her, giving her control over life. Espinosa's 2020 artwork, The Queen, takes audiences from 21st century contemporary society, and thrusts our imaginations outside of the realm of reality to revisit the beginning of the heavens and the earth.
Unlike the male-dominated world, this is the world of heaven and earth, where all the holy spirits are equal, there are no moral shackles, and even the strange and bizarre are taken for granted. Everything is alive, no distinction is made between man and beast, all beings are different but at ease. The universe creates its own order, full of fluctuation and balance. We are always filled with the suspicion of extreme unfamiliarity—from the place where the artist comes from to the non-existent world he creates, what exactly does he want to express? In the world of art, Espinosa’s paintings impact our overly rational and necessary skepticism.
This is one of Reydel ESPINOSA's interpretations of surreal species. A monkey takes out a mirror to annoy a rooster who is angry at his own reflection in the mirror, while an elephant holds the rooster to keep him from getting hurt. It all happens capriciously and forms a part of liberal minds.
Species are eternally in constant metamorphosis and co-exist in harmony, offering their talents as gifts. It represents life and happiness. The ape in the first row listens to melodies, with concentration and a melancholic look, contemplating the perpetual transformation circle of species. The half-human bird figure playing music instruments is inspired by the bird species called Eastern Meadowlark (Sabanero in Spanish). This bird is often seen in the Cuban countryside. It forms part of Reydel ESPINOSA’s childhood memory. It plays at the same time the harp-like and guitar-like instrument, and the drum to express its positivity and happiness. The tiny rooster behind it is singing a song and its voice creates energy reaching far to other human-like creatures in another dimension, where it is received as a message of harmony. The ape represents the closest form of life to human beings, but a perfect version without any intention to destroy the planet and appreciates the harmonic music with intelligence.
This artwork hints at the reproductive capacity for producing offspring. However, it goes further to reflect signs of cooperation among various species, providing food and love for each other's young. This symbolizes the most primitive essence of all living things, which is to flourish, give life, and coexist harmoniously.
卵生動物隨時在不可預知的情況下都可能下蛋，這變化莫測的超現實生物既來自Reydel ESPINOSA的想像及夢境。牠擁有賦予其他生命之使命，被孵化出來的動物會穿透煙霧進入另一次元，繼續一段神秘的循環狀通道。此通道在終點時有文字顯像於團火中“不易被覺察的想法;一個次元;一個世界”。而這個如此微妙、不易被覺察的想法在畫中賦予了許多華麗的生命、如同一個動態的電影場景般。這是一個思想的次元，同時Reydel ESPINOSA的思想形成了一個想像的宇宙。
The central oviparous creature is unpredictable because it is an animal that nurses and lays eggs at any uncertain moment. It is a capricious creature that lives in Reydel ESPINOSA’s dreams and forms part of his imaginative mind. It has a mission to give life to other oviparous creatures. After being hatched, they enter into another dimension through the smoke to continue a mysterious path. The path continues to a circular cycle that finishes in fire where words appear - “A subtle thought; a dimension; a universe”. This subtle and lightweight thought is given colorful forms and life in a film-like imagery. It is in a dimension of thought. And Reydel ESPINOSA’s thoughts form an imaginative universe.
The main character is a magical creature with the head of a turkey and two horns. After it enchanted an egg, a butterfly flies out. This is a typical scene in the irrational universe imagined by Reydel ESPINOSA.
Selected for exhibition at the Autumn Salon in Paris, France, le salon d’automne in 2022/has been collected by collectors in Dubai. This is a highly symbolic piece of artwork. It depicts a creature resembling some kind of antelope as the protagonist, giving life. In the painting, a heron bringing another creature from the ocean for nurturing represents the marvel of nature and how it thrives. Simultaneously, various forms of life are emerging from the part resembling an elephant trunk on the protagonist's head. Life comes and goes like clouds and mist, just as life's brevity and impermanence in the universe. Roses growing from forms resembling branches are also giving life to entities resembling smoke or stars. The protagonist holds an ancient Egyptian symbol of life, the Ankh, because the theme of this painting is about flourishing life.