Luis Cornejo | EXPLORER
52 x 44 inches | oil and acrylic on canvas
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ABOUT THE WORK // ARTIST STATEMENT
Lately, I have been envisioning my characters as explorers but not outward explorers, inward explorers - traversing an inner world that is at times wild and unknown. In some regions of this world, the landscape looks like a cartoon, in other places, it is overrun with flowers. Some of these explorers of equipped with tools such as headlamps or accompanied by some species of plant or animals (as if the case in one drawing where bees are covering the main character with a blanket).
In the case of this work, in particular, you are in a cartoon landscape, one of the fantasy regions, with pink clouds and intense green meadows. The hat is a resource, a tool for survival, to blend in with the surroundings, like camouflage. We do this sometimes in the real world as well, wearing a mask to protect one's self while walking amongst people.
This is the general theme of this work but I also feel strongly about the viewer making their own narrative, interpretation, and relationship with the character.
ABOUT LUIS CORNEJO
With sold-out shows in 2007, 2008, and 2010, Cornejo’s ability to masterfully combine acrylic and oil to fuse hyperrealism with a highly stylized, flat 2-dimensional style has been duly noted. Cornejo has exhibited individually and collectively in Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Mexico, Canada, and Germany. Cornejo’s career has skyrocketed in recent years, with a one-year paid scholarship to Berlin (2009-10), top awards from the Museum of Art, MARTE in 2008 a well as the National Art Awards in 2003 and 2001.
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