Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Happy Shopping Days
Friday, November 20, 2015
The Tarot from an artist's perpective
Five Tarot cards (2013) Oil painting on panels by Patrick McGrath Muñiz
Virgen de las Revelaciones (2013)
Oil and metal leaf on panel 31 x 47 inches by Patrick McGrath Muñiz
Mare Magnum (Closed triptych) (2014)
Oil and gold leaf on triptych panel 48 x 30 inches by Patrick McGrath Muñiz.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The Painter as alchemist: From colors to archetypes
In the following blog posts, I'll delve deeper into the understanding and exploration of these building blocks of narrative painting called archetypes. This will be part of the documentation for the development of my next project: A Tarot inspired by human history, social inequality and the environment.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Three new paintings in Antigua
A standing woman holds and shows us a plate that resembles an old Mayan plate. On a closer inspection we discover that the Mayan figures painted on the plate allude to a modern day fast food franchise. It suggests socio-economic power hierarchies from the past to the present reflected in food production and consumption. Behind her we appreciate two painted figures from a mural. The Ancient Egyptian and Greek youths are accompanied by oxen and symbolize animal husbandry and agriculture, two important revolutions in the history of humanity that keep evolving to this day with the industrialization and mass production of GMO's across the globe. The haloed corn serpent around the woman's head, is Ouroboros, the serpent that eats its own tail, which also symbolizes the eternal cycles in nature of life and death. The imagery in the painting is meant to evoke food by utilizing symbols associated with it that at the same time control or influence the way we understand and consume them. The plate is old, the plate is broken and it is also empty, just as the whole idea behind the sanctity of food in an age of corporations.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Holy Gospel of Consumption
Time magazine cover for Jan 2, 1989
Hercules and the Virtues 36" x 28" Oil and metal leaf on wood panel by Patrick McGrath Muñiz
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dreams, Divinities and the Attention to Detail.
Dreams and Divinities
LuminArte Fine Art Gallery