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.
女孩在極富天份狒狒所拉的美妙音符下沈睡了。音樂使她進入有無限可能性、如同一場嘉年華的睡夢中。而夢中的物種都隨機跟著音樂改變他們的型態。其中一隻鬥雞和一個變種生物的爭鬥引起圍觀的群眾自動讓出空間以供大家觀看。這是一幅Reydel ESPINOSA在古巴極度缺乏畫布時完成的作品。因著好幾個月沒有新的畫布，好似這是當時最後一幅畫，他盡全力讓每個變種生物的角色去表達及展現，賦予牠們最大的自由、不受任何限制。他泉湧的靈感便一直不斷在同一塊畫布上呈現而讓「夢行者」成為一幅畫面極微豐富的畫作。沈睡女孩後方像鳥的生物頭頂，延伸出一朵花，發出一束光芒到遠方成為一個亮點。那道光代表能量、象徵Reydel ESPINOSA對未來美好的希望。
The girl fell asleep under the enchanting notes played by the extraordinarily talented baboon. The music transported her into a dream filled with limitless possibilities, like a carnival. In this dream, various species transformed themselves in sync with the music. A fight between a rooster and a mutant creature draws a crowd, making way for everyone to watch. This artwork was completed by the artist during a time of extreme canvas shortage in Cuba. With no new canvases for several months, it felt like this was his last painting. He gave each mutant creature the freedom to express themselves, unrestricted by any boundaries, striving to make the most of it. His boundless inspiration kept unfolding on the same canvas, making "The Dreamer" a richly layered artwork. Behind the sleeping girl, a bird-like creature extends a flower from its head, emitting a beam of light that becomes a focal point in the distance. This light represents energy, symbolizing the artist's hope for a brighter future through his art.
A surreal animal proposing with a ring to a conjoint creature that has a woman’s face, and she accepts the ring very peacefully, although the man with the storm represents it will be a very turbulent relationship. The imagery of the hurricane in fact appears often in the artist’s dreams.
入選2022年法國巴黎法國Reydel ESPINOSA沙龍Le Salon des artistes français展出/獲獎Mention of the Jury評審提名傑出藝術品之一/已被德國藏家收藏，「小提琴手」是一個藉由拉小提琴而創化他身邊一切實相的人物。他充滿魔力的音符創造了一個看似冥想中、若有所思的女人，而她正觀察著眼前一個突變的生物如何能夠ㄧ邊拉小提琴而又同時哺乳他的子嗣。在她的瞑想中，她恍然大悟身邊所有的動物，無論是生氣、或是快樂的，都是因著那小提琴手彈奏出變化無常的旋律所創造出來的。同時，小提琴手本身的存在形體也是他自己拉小提琴的魔音所形成的，如同那位女子和其他萬物。
Selected for the 2022 Le Salon des artistes français exhibition in Paris, France, and awarded the Mention of the Jury, "The Violinist" is a character who transforms his surroundings through the act of playing the violin. His enchanting notes create an introspective and contemplative woman, who observes a mutating creature in front of her, simultaneously playing the violin and nurturing her offspring. In her meditation, she suddenly realizes that all the animals around her, whether angry or joyful, are created by the ever-changing melodies played by the violinist. Simultaneously, the physical form of the violinist himself is shaped by the enchanting music he plays, much like the woman and all other beings. The artwork has also been collected by a German collector.
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 the artist’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.
The artist depicts a glimpse of the stories unfolding in the imaginative world of animals, revealing their lifestyles. A patient chimpanzee teacher is seen instructing a naturally slow-moving sloth, while the music notes summon a group of interested onlookers. Meanwhile, another impatient monkey student stands nearby, feeling both angry and jealous. In this surreal world where animals are anthropomorphized, they possess not only intelligence but also human-like emotions and feelings.
畫中的卵生動物隨時在不可預知的情況下都有可能下蛋。這個變化莫測的超現實生物既來自Reydel ESPINOSA的夢境也是他想像出來的。牠有個給予其他卵生動物生命的使命。被孵化出來的動物會穿透過一層煙霧進入另一個次元，繼續一段神秘的通道。這個神秘通道呈現循環狀，在終點時有文字在一團火中出現“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。而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 the artist’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 the artist’s thoughts form an imaginative universe.