ART Magazine. San Antonio, Texas.
By Mariel Bayona.
When imagination takes over one tends to leave the ordinary to go outside one’s self and visit extraordinary places. “ I have an interest in fantastic and paranormal stories…” said Samuel Vasquez, who presented his collection of dream-like paintings “Sleepless Observers” this past Saturday.
The twenty-six years old painter introduced a series of illusionistic characters forming compositions that take away the viewer outside of reality. Most of the pieces are very personal to Vasquez; others, he says, are just an expression of his imagination.
Samuel Vasquez’ work is strongly influenced by Greg “Craola” Simkins, a painter from California who is considered one of the most popular “sought-after” surrealist painters today. Vasquez coincides with Simkins‘ concept of paying homage to extraordinary lands of worlds only found in books and fairy tales.
The pieces that compose “Sleepless Observers” are beautifully painted with delicate brushwork, a unifying color palette, and highly detailed renderings of imaginary settings where fantastic animals and creatures co-exist in narrative compositions.
“Sleepless Observers” was hosted by Alex Rubio and Roland Fuentes, co-founders of R Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through February 25th, 2012.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit R Gallery located at 110 E. Lachapelle (Corner of S. Flores and Lachapelle).