available worksall the paintings and 3D mixed media assemblages on this page are available for purchase
painting and 3D mixed media assemblage by visionary Mexican artist,
“I paint on a foundation laid down by the Old Masters”.
“My subject matter ranges from the angelic through the mundane & sometimes shamanistic. Much stems from my interpretation of the native Mexican view of the world and of the New and Old Testament”
“No one bequeathed or taught my dreams to me; the muse of my inspiration comes every night and like Prometheus, each day I am disarmed arming my dreams”.
Painting, I find that I can communicate my artistic visions and inner life in a detailed, colorful, & multi-leveled format.”
“Using layers of under painting and glazing I build up the paint so that the viewer is drawn into the depths of the canvas.I apply paint as under painting, then as many opaque layers on top of that. Many transparent glazes added onto that. This is very time consuming and gives the paintings an inner glow, which, in my opinion, helps to communicate the inner world to the viewer. “
available mixed media assemblage
My Grandfather was a basket maker. I too am a basket maker. I infuse my baskets with being; taken from a tale, myth, apparition, mystical encounter, or dream. They grow wings, rays, & faces. Beings & creatures use my hands & form shape in their space with matter. From my hands they stream out from their/my interior home, they are their own parents & they rush out of the cornucopia, happy to be born
Armando Adrian-López create all his 3D Mixed Media assemblage pieces by starting with a complex wire armature upon which he then wraps, weaves, and glues layer upon layer of damp corn husks, dried grasses, and/or dried twigs to build the body of the piece. Using natural mineral pigment mixed with water, he then paints the facial features on the head which is fashioned of volcanic ash clay over a wire armature. I use the same clay to sculpt the arms, hands, legs, and feet. The hair, clothing, and other elements are made of various natural or found materials. The entire piece is then painted with a varnish that I make from Piñon pitch and grain alcohol. Precious and semi-precious stones, such as fresh water pearls, rubies, emeralds, and turquoise may be added along with 23k gold leaf as the final step after the piece has dried.