About Gabriel Torres Chalk
Gabriel T Chalk is currently based in the island of Ibiza, but travels widely along the year spreading the energy of the bamboo forest which is the Sound of Ink as a metaphor. To make it short, Gabriel has been finalist in the prestigious BMW Painting Prize 2013 with an awesome ink work titled Three Treasures.
Created in Ibiza, the three branches of the project translate into the so called Ibiza Sound of Ink, Ibiza Tribe Collection and Ibiza Magic of JuJu.
Ibiza Magic of JuJu consists of a sequence of images which are very special skeletons. These have been painted and personified in order to create highly original creatures performing different activities such as jazz musicians, in different gestures and attitudes. Each image has been originally painted using ink on rice paper. Then, images have been professionally digitalized for production. Two main influences are at the roots of this process, Japanese painters belonging to the 19th Century at the heart of manga comic, and jazz music, especially with intense African roots such as saxophonist Archie Shepp. Magic of JuJu develops a game between the idea of a playful or comic afterlife personified in skeletons and the power and energy of art as an interpretation of those irrational dynamic energies.
Work classified in different periods & subjects
Following the defense of his PhD Thesis at the University of Valencia, Gabriel Torres Chalk […]