Tag: Art

Ruyoo #1

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‘Ruyoo series #1’ © 2018 Carlos Aleman

 
 
Although I’ve spent a few years studying Mandarin, I still can’t understand the language, much less decipher writing.  The model, Ruyoo Jyoo, told me that she wasn’t sure what the Chinese characters on her face meant.  I was eventually told by someone that they mean ‘true feelings,’ or ‘real emotions,’  at least the parts that were readable (seems compatible with the expression on her face).  As with recent paintings, this is a small work on paper, about 18″ x 24″ painted with acrylics. This seems to me a good candidate for a large canvas.  I’ll keep you posted if it becomes such a thing.   Or you can help me decide by commissioning a new project.

 

 

The Summer of ’17

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Aside from celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary with my wife, Jean, and the launch of the Androgynous Project exclusively for the Art Frenzie Gallery in Wilton Manors, 2017 is the year I have been granted the distinct honor of being the featured artist at the City of Sunrise Anime Festival as well as the speaker for ‘Otaku Mode.’  Having an art talk and gallery opening simultaneously during a Japan themed festival is a dream come true.  If you’re in South Florida and can make it, I’d love to see you there!

Details:
2 Free events at the City of Sunrise Anime Festival featuring Carlos Aleman

Otaku Mode (At the City of Sunrise Theater, 2:30pm)
Artist, writer, speaker and cultural provocateur, Carlos Aleman, examines the creative spirit and the appreciation of all that is different, exotic and compelling revealed by our western love for Japanese pop culture. The talk is a preview of a creativity course he is slated to teach at the Civic Center in July, 2017.

Anime-Japan (At the City of Sunrise Art Gallery, 4:00pm)
After the talk, you are cordially invited to the special reception celebrating the launch of Anime-Japan, the new art exhibition featuring the work of Carlos Aleman. Come meet the artist inside the Sunrise Art Gallery and also enjoy the 2017 City of Sunrise Anime Festival just outside the doors of the gallery.

In addition to the art talk and gallery opening, there will be lots of activities including animated movies, origami, manga, calligraphy art, bonsai demonstration, a ‘cosplay’ costume contest, Japanese food, and performance by the Taiko Dojo Drummers (There is a cost for the food and Taiko Drumming).

Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anime-exhibit-festival-tickets-30927131884

Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1863489450590765