San Sebastian oil on canvas – 12″ x 10″ Painting by Armando Adrian-Lopez, a Tarascan Mexican artist living and working in Abiquiu, New Mexico. His work can be best described as magic realism. Magic Realism developed as an art movement in the years after World War I . For many decades thereafter numerous artists throughout Europe and subsequently in the Americas crafted a representational art, mixed with elements of fantasy. This art was often typified by remarkable detail and sharp focus. Yet more importantly Magic Realism taps into emotional reservoirs within all of us. It tricks us by hiding unexpected or suggestive content in what at first might seem to be a common or ordinary scene.
Armando works primarily in the media of oil painting, egg tempera painting, 3D mixed media assemblage, and performance art.
His work may be fiound in private and public collection around the world