The Man Who Fell To Earth

255.00

2018
Digital printing intervened with markers
Unique piece
35 x 25 cm

Only 1 left in stock

SONIA PULIDO (Barcelona, España, 1973)                                                            

Sonia Pulido holds a BFA from the University of Barcelona. In 1996, shortly after graduation, she won first prize in an illustration competition organised by her alma mater, and in 2002 she won the INJUVE illustration contest. She has stayed busy ever since, working on assignments for newspapers and magazines, illustrating comics written by herself or others, and exhibiting her extensive body of work.

As an illustrator and comic artist, her clients include L’OBs, Wall Street Journal, AD France, The New York Times, El País Semanal, Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar España, Rockdelux, La Maleta de Portbou, Jot Down, Orsai, Random House Mondadori, Lumen, Blackie Books, Alfaguara, Planeta, Anaya, Kosmópolis (Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona), Club Cultura (FNAC), Cinemanía, Ling, Calle 20 and Woman, to name but a few.

Pulido’s delicate drawing and aesthetics infuse her illustrations with playful, dreamy, feminist messages. Her almost always mysterious characters radiate sweetness, laughter and plenty of personality.

Description

Space has fascinated mankind since the beginning of time. The stars and constellations, the planets, comets, eclipses and the gods that governed the destinies of the world and its inhabitants from the Cosmos … From African petroglyphs and the Palaeolithic caves paintings to the present day, passing through all the great civilizations of Antiquity, space has attracted man either by religion, superstition, science, philosophy and, as it could not be otherwise, has inspired Art in all ages.

The influence of Space is channelled to la Fiambrera artists through its interpretation in 20th century pop culture. From the great names of science fiction literature such as Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov or Arthur C. Clarke to TV shows like The Twilight Zone, Lost in Space, V, Alf and Futurama to name just a few. Big screen feature films such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Close Encounters, 2001 A Space Odyssey, and Mars Attacks were also influences as well as B movie imagery. Similarly NASA’s educational documentaries and all the space race landmarks from the previous half-century are also represented. Names like Sputnik, Telstar, the dog Laika, Gagarin, the Apollo Program, Neil Armstrong, Discovery, Voyager and Skylab all serve to inspire the imaginations of the artists and, through the works they’ve created for this exhibition, visitors are likely to be inspired too.

La Fiambrera Art Gallery is four years old and celebrates this anniversary with SPACE ODDITY named after the famous David Bowie song. Some thirty of the international artists that La Fiambrera represents has provided a thematic work on the subject the final frontier that is SPACE specifically for this event.