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 Syncretism in my work.

“The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history”.      Robert Rauschenberg

My work has an expressionist-symbolist style and I use mythologies from eastern and western civilizations. Syncretism is the combination or fusion of different beliefs, philosophies, mythologies or religions, emphasizing an underlying unity that allows an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism commonly has expressions in art and culture that can join together. I use Syncretism to develop patterns that reveal how our current culture opens itself into its different art’s functions to reflect our way of living, hopes and mistakes.

The purpose with my work is to find a way to communicate our history and where we are now so that people can understand that we have choices as to our present and future. Although my style has formal changes depending on the theme I choose, the purpose has not. I will continue to work on my presentation to create broader understanding to create a better future. The prophecies that are in every mythology, philosophy, or religion will be the same today as they were in ancient times. They become alive when the patterns that created that prophecy are repeated in history. They are a warning, that history will be repeated if the patterns are not acknowledged and behaviors changed. Many of the civilizations that we don’t know anything about today is because they were subjected to a decline that crystallizes in fear and anguish and a profound failure to return to the positive spirit that was in its roots. This is the key, to have the science of the spirit present. My focus is on these patterns.

Luis Ardila 2017

 

An approach to my paintings.

 

ARIADNE WEAVING THE THREAD

Ariadne does one of the simplest jobs, weaving to make possible part of the solution to a problem created by the powerful god Neptune and the greed of the king Minos, making the mission of Theseus (the hero) succeed in finding the way out of the labyrinth.

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THE BUFFOON

A buffoon was a popular character around the Middle Ages that has the ability to be astute at the same time takes the disguise of being somehow cynical, clumsy and thunderous. Gifted with a strength of enduring the insults and laughter of others without weakening him/her in its impulse to be a very recursive showman, who knows the reality of the court and mocks the power and at the same time informs those who are interested in the threads of power and how to move them to take advantage of their own benefit. That is why on many card games the jester or buffoon is the most important card beyond the king or ace. Catherine of Russia is one of the examples of rulers who has taken power to govern despotically a great multitude and benefits very few. She creates over time a great discontent in the country, ending in the totally opposite government (communism), and slaughtering her descendants as well as the wealthiest families of that country.

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ICARUS

Icarus, in Greek Mythology, is a character who has the wonderful gift of flying because of the knowledge that his father Daedalus has about the physical laws in Nature. Despite knowing the prohibitions and limitations, Icarus violates the rules and that brings him death. The parachute that protects him is mistakenly placed and its use will cause him to hang himself.  Today’s scientific inventions that, in principle, should be used to benefit life are used to extinguish everything on this planet including us as a species. When it is naively claimed that progress in a linear and non-stop mode produces a better world that is handled by very few for their own benefit, leads to aberrations and inversion in which greed and tyranny are invoked. The entire planet suffer a punishment from which there may be no subsequent regeneration. Madness is shown by the unbridled animals in a ritual that leads to insanity also a Kamikaze who pushes him in his eagerness to accelerate the tragic end.

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KINICH THE TIME ACCOUNTANT

Kinich Ahau means the face of the Sun,

Kin = Sun

ich = Face

Ahau = Lord

He was the keeper of the Sun, as Apollo or Helios but also the God of War. This artwork it’s inspired on the Book of Revelations, but also the mythology of the Mayas and the Egyptians. The Book of Revelation is an apocalyptic prophecy (Revelation.12:1-6).   Apocalypse means the revealing of divine mysteries. To Christians the Sun is the Residence of the Holy Spirit and Jesus is the Incarnation of the Light. Maya mythology is mainly concerned with Sun’s childhood and the conflicts leading up to his actual solar transformation. Although specific imagery is used for the path of the Sun, for example, the Sun being carried through the underworld on the shoulders or the chest of its Lord. Hieroglyphically, the Sun god Kinich Ahau is the patron of the day-unit (Kin means Day or Sun).  Classic Maya art are best known from large stucco masks adorning pyramids. Egyptian mythology Horus is Day, Time and Light and it is the representation of the Sun. In all the mythologies the Sun is the door to Heaven and the final judgment comes from the power of the Sun (Alfven Waves) and the end of the 5th Race done by Holy Fire.

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GALATEA MAKING THE NEW PYGMALION

As we transition from one 5TH Root Race to THE 6TH Root Race in the period of Aquarius (the transition covers next 2500 years), these species factors, such as the physiological functions of the human body, are rapidly responding to the massive alterations that are occurring in the earth body. This means that the collective human Blueprint and human bodies are responding to the impending biological evolution that is required as a result of the planet’s structural shift but, it must be done by Nature itself. The current evolutionary pressures are causing (energy to form) anomalies to occur, especially within many environmental and physical factors. This new evolution requires specific physiological adaptations to the genetic changes that are occurring in the human race, in order to acclimate to the new set of conditions and energies that we are being further exposed to, as they are related to the human evolutionary process. Those awakening now are in the forefront of embodying these Adaptations as they are the consciousness bridge spanning into the future birth cycle of the next Root Race of the human species.

Within certain potential timeline cycles, humanity was being spiritually prepared to achieve greater and greater levels of enlightenment and ultimately become fully connected, powerful Multidimensional God Beings of Chrystal design. The core turns into a crystal form, and Galatea (Nature) with produce the changes with the help of Heaven without the intervention of a group of humans that without the knowledge want to assume the role of God being Demiurges of the new cycle. 

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PHAETHON

Phaethon, is a story taken from the Greek and Roman Mythology. His father was the sun god Helios (in Greek Mythology) or Apollo (in Roman Mythology). He asked his father for some proof that would demonstrate his relationship with him. When the god promised to allow him whatever he wanted, he insisted on being permitted to drive the sun chariot for a day. Placed in charge of the chariot, he was unable to control the powerful eagles or horses that yank the chariot. The Earth was in danger of being burnt up if he was too near or frozen if he was too far so, to prevent this disaster, Zeus was forced to strike down the chariot with a thunderbolt killing Phaethon.  This story like all stories in different mythologies around the world has a moral teaching, and this one is about the skills needed to lead with responsibility and wisdom an extremely great power.

The prophecies written in the sacred books in religion are meant to warn and give advice, but even more, they become effective over time again and again if the advice is not followed. People who forget their history lean towards to repeat the same mistakes and pay the consequences.

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THE INTERVENTION OF THE KHERUB

In the scriptures the function of the KHERUB assigned by God is to protect the Tree of Life and the entrance of the Paradise, both currently prohibit to mankind. Now a days the modern science has found numerous secrets without the increasingly closer relationship of illumination and knowledge, but it has not generated in the new scientists the acuity of conscience necessary to direct the investigations. In addition to the risks of physical nature always present on the occasion of an inconsiderate manipulation of the DNA or the unleash of considerable energies locked in the deep structure of matter, the effects of these manipulations on the researchers themselves and, on human populations as a whole, could reveal themselves very harmful even before being discovered by the precariously partial knowledge they have. Science demands a prudence which may be feared to be lacking who let themselves be dominated by the drunkenness of their illusory power. The consequences of these errors trying to manipulate the Tree of Life could allow the intervention of the Kherub.  

Luis Ardila. 2018

 

QUEEN CHARLOTTE OF MECKLENBURG IN MACONDO’S WORLD

Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg and Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his Magic Realism. She gave the name to the city where I live and I mixed her imagery with his on the novel: “One hundred years of solitude”.

Yellow flowers and butterflies, falling form nowhere; Ursula one of the main characters; Colombia‘s politicians liking the bank’s building for personal interest of the foreign business. The queen’s crown has the highest buildings of this city, plenty of trees and the symbols of gold mining. 

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AURELIANO BUENDIA AND HIS GOLD FISH

Aureliano Buendia one of the main characters of Garcia Marquez’s novel “One hundred years of solitude”. He’s a shy guy who loved to make fish in gold, jewels for his entertainment. An order from the central government to paint all the houses blue in his town, will start a war. He became involved by doing the contrary of what the government wants: painting his own house in red. His mind is filled with monsters by participating in the war.

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The Reencounter of Demeter and Persephone and Her New Puppy Cerberus

Persephone is the daughter of Demeter and Zeus. Demeter is goddess of the progress of life on the ground (agriculture and harvest). Zeus is god of Heaven, or the upper Sky, and he has given to the Universe order (cosmos). Persephone is extremely curious and, on one of her excursions, is abducted by Hades; god of the underground. The more she explores the underground, the more she likes it.  When Persephone rises up again to the surface by petition of Zeus, she already wants to be Hades’ wife, but, also misses her mother and the world ruled by her father. Because she has eaten 3 pomegranate seeds while in the underworld, she is bound to return to Hades’ realm for 6 months (autumn and winter) each year: the development of fauna and flora stops until she returns to this world for the other 6 months (spring and summer).  

We, the human beings, are represented as Persephone held between two worlds. One: we are part of the nature or the cosmos. The other: wanting to transgress the prohibition of taking the fruit from the Tree of Life. We are reaching an edge of extreme danger where we want to manipulate life itself and where the interests that govern the development of science is economic (to say the least) but, in reality, very dark ambitions cover the whole thing.  The ancient Greeks created the semi-gods (born of a god or goddess with a human being) to fight against the monsters created by the demiurges. Now a days, we have no one to fight for us, but ourselves. What is worse is that all is done in secret and no government get opposed to a science without any ethical or moral barriers.

Luis Ardila 2017.