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Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski: Said the Rainbow to the Grave

Hundreds of independent art and museums spaces are forced to close again due to the Corona-Crisis. In this series we are celebrating the fantastic artistic events that are right now sitting behind closed doors, when they actually could contribute to a better climate in times of crisis and political polarization. Take a look at the spiritual fantasy paintings by Afro-Boriquén artist Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski at Luce Gallery Turin.

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, I was not a person, I was a place, 2020, gouache, watercolor, acrylic, cut paper, graphite, colored pencil, and airbrush on paper, sheet size 79.6 x 123.4 cm (31.3 x 48.5 inches), Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin, Photo Andrea Ferrari

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Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski concentrates on what we can feel but cannot see. Metallic iridescence and neon colors shimmer, illuminating a blueprint for survival that breathes life into ancient mythologies.

Said the Rainbow to the Grave examines and alters our baseline, our symbols for what it means to be human. The rainbow is urgent, calling back to Taino stories of recognition and retribution. The story demands to be named. The ghosts are fleshy and autonomous, speaking to the unspeakable that is also the end.

Exhibition view, Said the Rainbow to the Grave, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski’ solo show, Luce Gallery, Turin, 2020, Photo Andrea Ferrari, Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Patron Ghost of Open Skies (Thunderclap!), 2020, gouache, acrylic, cut paper, colored pencil and airbrush on paper, sheet size 122.4 x 213.6 cm (48.1 x 84 inches), Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin, Photo Andrea Ferrari

Exhibition view, Said the Rainbow to the Grave, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski’ solo show, Luce Gallery, Turin, 2020, Photo Andrea Ferrari, Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, A body is a portal you can’t close, 2020, gouache, acrylic and colored pencil on paper, sheet size 157 x 122.4 cm (61.8 x 48.1 inches), Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin, Photo Andrea Ferrari

Exhibition view, Said the Rainbow to the Grave, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski’ solo show, Luce Gallery, Turin, 2020, Photo Andrea Ferrari, Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, A new petition for the good and dead, 2020, gouache, watercolor, graphite and colored pencil on paper, sheet size 76.1 x 57.9 cm (29.9 x 22.7 inches), Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin, Photo Andrea Ferrari

Exhibition view, Said the Rainbow to the Grave, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski’ solo show, Luce Gallery, Turin, 2020, Photo Andrea Ferrari, Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, The Ref (patron ghost of no no no), 2020, gouache, watercolor, acrylic, cut paper, graphite, colored pencil and airbrush on paper, sheet size 174.1 x 124 cm (68.5 x 48.8 inches), Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin, Photo Andrea Ferrari

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Philosopher’s stone (exorcism in utopia), 2020, gouache, watercolor and holographic vinyl on paper, sheet size 76.1 x 57.9 cm (29.9 x 22.7 inches), Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin, Photo Andrea Ferrari

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Bone tremble in the shadowlands, 2020, gouache, watercolor, cut paper, holographic vinyl and colored pencil on paper, sheet size 76.1 x 57.9 cm (29.9 x 22.7 inches), Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin, Photo Andrea Ferrari

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, The one time I dreamed it, it came true, 2020, gouache, watercolor, acrylic, cut paper, graphite, colored pencil and airbrush on paper, sheet size 162 x 106.9 cm (63.7 x 42 inches), Courtesy the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin, Photo Andrea Ferrari

 

 

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