A LAND CALLED KUSH...

 

luis buñuel, spanish directors

 

“Somewhere between the random and the mysterious slides the imagination, totally free of man.”

 

 

 (Luis Buñuel, Spanish Director)

 

 

ramales de la victoria, ramales, cubillas, hornijo, cantabria, san vicente, san vicente drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

Cubillas Estuary. 2015.

50 x 100 cm.

Pencil, ballpoint pen and pastel on paper.

 

First Drawing in the new series in progress “Magic Cantabria.” Fantasy Drawings based on landscapes and local sites in the Cantabrian region of Spain. One more drawing from this series here.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

Kish Harbor (Sea of Anthar) 2004.

38.5 x 97 cm.

Pencil, ballpoint pen and pastel on paper.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

South of Jiwani. 2014.

55,4 x 111 cm.

Pencil, ballpoint pen and pastel on paper.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

Life and death. 2017.

40 x 90 cm.

Pencil, ballpoint pen and pastel on paper.

drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes, ballpoint pen drawings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Citadel. 2017.

32,5 x 42,5 cm.

Ballpoint pen on paper.

 

drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes, ballpoint pen drawings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The prison. 2017.

32,5 x 42,5 cm.

Ballpoint pen on paper.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

Exodus. 2015.

50 x 70 cm

Pencil, ballpoint pen and pastel on paper.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

Mare nubium. 2016.

40 x 80 cm.

Pencil, ballpoint pen and pastel on paper.

drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes, ballpoint pen drawings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Study for "The beach". 2016.

32,2 x 42.5 cm.

Ballpoint pen on paper.

Cangas de Onís, Asturias, drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Cangas. The eternal bridge. 2016.

21 x 29,7 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital coloring.

drawings, puentedey, Burgos, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes, pencil drawings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

Puentedey. 2016.

21 x 29,7 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital coloring.

drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes, ballpoint pen drawings

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gakush castle. 2016.

45 x 32,5 cm.

Ballpoint pen on paper.

 

 Four reflections about the smallness and insignificance of man before his fellow man:

ballpoint pen drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

 

From the very first sketches of a giant construction,

with the likeness of a factory, and miniature figures

of people, the metaphor of emigration emerged.

The image casts doubt on the supposed promise of

a better life. As is often the case in reality, upon

reaching the destination, there is nothing left but

to see the infernal reality of what’s ahead.

 

Later the idea of the sinister city-factory also arises,

representing none other but “the system.” Despite

the fact that the people's labor is necessary in order

for it to function, they are represented as miniscule,

insignificant pieces. Beyond its walls there appears

to be nothing. Only a misty landscape, desolate and

sterile. That each interpret as they wish….

 

 

Promised Land. 2015.

54,5 x 36,5 cm

5 ballpoint pens and 2 pencils on paper.

 

ballpoint pen drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mines of Nartush. 2018.

40 x 60 cm.

Ballpoint pen, pencil and pastel on paper.

ballpoint pen drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mines of Kurgan. 2015.

40 x 86 cm.

Ballpoint pen, pencil and pastel on paper. 

 

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

The bridge. 2015.

40 x 86 cm.

Pencil, ballpoint pen and pastel on paper.

 

I began this drawing with the idea of representing a simple fantasy landscape in which I could merge two of my favorite constructions: a hanging bridge and a silo. "In my imagination some sort of abstracted fort or castle would be connected to a silo by a bridge." 

However, the process of drawing this scene resulted in new unforseen images, such as miniature men transporting sacks on their backs, and I realized that the work had transformed into a metaphoric representation of human labor: the enormous effort of the vast number of underprivileged people who serve a small number of elites who live comfortable subsidized lives. Sound familiar?

From where they are, the workers can't even see the bridge, nor the citadel (another unplanned element) and meanwhile these very constructions require advanced skills and grueling manual labor to be completed.

That each reach their own conclusions… 

The flowers of your gardens are watered by our sweat

Our fatigue fills your table with delicacies

We build the wall that shades your rest

Your fountains refresh with the water that we lack

 

On winter nights we are wrapped only by the smoke from your chimneys

The silo of your wellbeing we fill

The heat of harvest will pass and the time to seed the earth will return

  

Your land, your harvest

 

Our miseries

 

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes, ballpoint pen drawings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunai. 2017.

40 x 60 cm.

Ballpoint pen on papel.

 

 

History 

 

During the XIX century it was popular for artists to propagate the idea that in the middle ages the earth was thought to be flat. While historically speaking this is an over-simplification, based more on fiction and the desire to highlight the progress of cultural institutions by differentiating them from a previous era, various artists created iconic imagery to represent this idea. this kind of landscape has always interested me, I tried my hand as well. Currently there are two versions that surely will not be the last...

Gunam. The last frontier. 1990.

40 x 80 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital coloring.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

Conquest of the abysse. 2015.

40 x 90 cm.

Pencil, ballpoint pen and pastel on paper.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

Aqsuat Aqueduct. 2001.

46 x 82 cm.

Pencil and pastel on paper.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

 

 History

 

In my enthusiasm for visualizing fantasy worlds,

I often rediscover places represented in older works.

I created this map with the appearance of a feminine

face. In it cities, seas, and various other images

represented in previous pieces can be found.

  

During the making of this work, I imagined numerous

stories of voyages, conquests, and adventures based

on the hypothetical colonization of a new world by

man. I am not a writer, so these stories will be kept

in my head, unless of course someone else would like

to take it upon themselves to write their own versions…

 

 

 

 

 

 A land called Kush... 2000.

64 x 44 cm.

Pencil, marker and pastel on paper.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The abbey. 2014.

49 x 67 cm

Pencil and pastel on paper.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irsim. The Governor's Palace. 1997.

38 x 48 cm.

Pencil and pastel on paper.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort on the Northern Border. 1999.

53 x 43 cm.

Pencil and pastel on paper.

fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Tingri falls. 2016.

40x60 cm.

Pencil and pastel on paper.

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