Catwoman

410.00

2019
Acrylic on paper
Unique piece
42 x 30 cm

Only 1 left in stock

roberto arguelles

ROBERTO ARGÜELLES (Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain, 1972)                    

Born in Vigo in 1972, from early childhood Argüelles was irresistibly drawn to cartoons and comics, and he soon developed an interest in underground culture, rock ‘n’ roll and cinema, especially sci-fi films.

Trained as a graphic designer, he began his career illustrating and designing fanzines and later worked for different publishers. Eventually he set up shop as a freelance illustrator and even did some work for the American television channel Fox 5, although he primarily caters for clients on the underground music scene, including concert organisers and record label owners like Bloody Mary, festivals (Purple Weekend) and bands (The Rubinoos).

His illustrations, always closely related to the world of music and usually in the form of posters or album covers, are bold, expressive, colourful and fun-packed. Inspired by classic cartoons, Argüelles’s style alternates between Pop art, Surrealism and trash culture.

 

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.