Tura Satana de síndrome

750.00

2019
Acrylic on paper
Unique Piece
50 x 37,5 cm

Only 1 left in stock

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ÓSCAR BRANDARIZ. BRANDA. (La Coruña, España, 1973)

From a very young age, Óscar Brandariz, aka Branda, has felt drawn to the ordinary people and objects around him and is obsessed with depicting them, whether on a bar napkin or a huge mural. A voracious consumer of comics and satirical periodicals since childhood, his artistic career began with punk rock, designing album covers and painting murals in the 1980s. He always knew that he wanted to become an artist. Miró was his first inspiration, but he discovered a more precise language for what he wanted to do in the dark humour of Equipo Crónica’s Pop art and eventually found his own voice while studying Fine Art at the University of Pontevedra, from which he graduated in 1997. Branda firmly believes in the regenerative and healing power of art to help us through life’s difficulties, and he therefore makes a point of conveying optimism and good humour.

He currently lives and works in Barcelona, where he juggles his intense creative activity as a painter and sculptor with various illustration, advertising and set design projects. He has participated in numerous solo and group shows in Spain, France and especially Germany.

Branda is a keen observer of human nature and defines his particular style in the Catalan language as costumisme urbano which, artistically transcribed, refers to typical city characters or atmospheres that the artist passes through his filter to give them a highly personal, humorous twist. To create his work, he spends his time watching people closely and analysing their behaviour. He then commits these living scenes to memory, draws the people riding on the bus or standing in front of a grocer’s and finally paints them in his studio. He likes to capture alterations in people’s normal patterns of conduct, depicting the furtive gazes of anonymous individuals who seem connected or the casual appearance of elderly people in sportswear.

Branda’s primary medium is acrylic on paper or panel, but he also creates emphatically three-dimensional polychromed wood sculptures.

 

Description

The notion of the essence of evil being manifested in the female form is as old as history itself. From Eve, who stands accused of ruining what could have been an eternal idyllic existence or Pandora, custodian of a box that contained all the evils of humanity that she just couldn’t help herself but to open in order to spread those ills across the world. That could be considered mean. Or just plain bad. As Lux Interior of The Cramps once warned us “All Women Are Bad”.

There are no more mean gods or humans portrayed in popular culture and beyond than the female of the species. The bad girl is engraved in the consciousness as myth and continues to be represented by combining fear and terror with fascination and attraction.

La Fiambrera celebrates its FIFTH anniversary and the arrival of 2020 with a traditional annual group show that celebrates the bad girl. Thirty international artists bring together the strongest , most feared, most hated yet cool characters that inhabit this universe. Some well known meanies such as Maleficent, Bette Davis, Cruella DeVille and The Queen of Hearts rub evil shoulders with new figures created specifically for this special occasion by the twisted minds of their creators.

Roll up and feast your eyes on these dangerous but captivating dames. You know you want to.