Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona T-shirt

I’ve been working on this design for a new Eclipse T-shirt for some time and the wait is finally over. You can buy it through the studio online store right now. Stock is limited to 50 units! Sizes from S to XL are available. Don’t be late if you want one or more for your Christmas presents. As usual, worldwide shipping is granted by DHL Express.

They have been printed with discharge on Stanley Stella Creator T-shirt. They are 100% organic cotton. Once again, the expertise of my friends at Newtownlab has been crucial! I also want to give thanks to my friend Pablo Sinalma for modeling and to Pol Vila for the amazing work he has done with the photoshooting for this and other Eclipse merchandise.

The original illustration is now on Sean Gamill’s private collection in Malta. Thank you very much for buying it Sean!

Hic Sunt Dracones

…el dragón es la figura ejemplar del monstruo marino, de la serpiente primordial, símbolo de aguas cósmicas, de las tinieblas, de la noche y de la muerte; en una palabra: de lo amorfo y de lo virtual, de todo lo que no tiene aún «forma»…

Mircea Eliade, Lo sagrado y lo profano.

Bajo este lema latino para designar lo inexplorado y peligroso en los mapas de navegación y la reflexión de Mircea Eliade en su obra clásica por excelencia, he iniciado una serie de ilustraciones para adentrarme en el mito del dragón. Como un salto al vacío, tanto físico como intelectual, han sido realizadas sin boceto previo de ningún tipo. Con la plumilla, directamente sobre el papel, he dejado fluir una serie de imágenes descompuestas que cobraban relevancia para su propia composición a medida que avanzaba. Sin reglas y tan solo manteniendo esta forma circular, de momento. En breve espero poder presentar unos cuantos dragones más e ir explorando otros formatos y tamaños.

De igual manera, este pequeño experimento sobre el papel, me sirve para inaugurar mi propia tienda online dedicada exclusivamente a mi obra original o reproducida más personal. Seguiré publicando y produciendo para mi colectivo artístico en Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona y vendiendo a través de esa plataforma, pero ya de una forma más explícita, enfocaré ese material a las derivadas del arte del tatuaje. En este nuevo espacio, que espero actualizar de forma constante, pondré en venta material con un marcado acento experimental. Espero que os guste y como regalo de apertura, los gastos de envío de todas las obras serán gratuitos durante el mes de octubre de 2022.

Muchas gracias de nuevo a todos los que seguís el blog con atención. Espero que la nueva tienda online os sea igual de útil que la que ya tenemos en Eclipse. No dudéis en darme vuestra opinión via mail!

Hic Sunt Dracones I, II, III, IV
Ink on Saunders Waterford white natural, 300 g/m2 (140lb), 100% cotton, acid free, archival standard paper.
20,5 x 31 cm



La Cobra Bar

Y con esta ya van tres cobras en mi maleta. Hace unos meses me propusieron diseñar la nueva camiseta de La Cobra Bar Barcelona y este es el resultado que por fin se puede mostrar después de unos cuantos retrasos debido a las restricciones del ocio nocturno. Por lo que parece, esto es solo el inicio de una serie de colaboraciones que periódicamente se irán realizando con artistas locales. La Cobra cuenta ya con una buena tradición de eventos en su local dedicados a promover la cultura urbana de Barcelona a través de exposiciones, performances y música en directo. Estoy super agradecido a Milenko y Ricardo, dueños del bar, por confiar en mí para este pequeño proyecto lleno de buenas energías. Se nota que son ellos mismos, junto con Ona Salvador, quienes atienden la barra durante toda la semana de 19:00 a 01:00. Este tipo de locales son los que valen la pena sin lugar a dudas.

¿Cómo hacerte con una de las camisetas? Pues como todas las verdaderas cosas buenas de la vida y la ciudad, en directo mejor. Solo se pueden conseguir pasando directamente por el bar. La edición es limitada así que no tardéis en visitar La Cobra y tomaros algo. Por último, si os interesa estar al tanto de su agenda cultural y de eventos, la mejor forma es seguirlos en instagram. Seguidles, visitadles y apoyadles!
Larga vida a La Cobra!

La Cobra Bar Barcelona
Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 47, bajos,
08001 Barcelona

Dystopia at Das Kabinett

This is my contribution to Dystopia, a new dark age art exhibition at Das Kabinett, Berlin. What to expect on 11th march? A collection of many tattooers around the world offering their visions about this main theme:

It has been almost two years into a disquieting global crysis, and as dark and bleak perspectives open up to our eyes, we warily enter a new era of unimagined fears, medical pioneering and new bureaucracy.

Living in a time that generations before ours have called THE Future, we have to face the fact that our days are very far from that utopic ideal; there’s no bright future, only a shrinking present, slowly corroding itself into an embarassing past.

We dreamed of jetpacks and space travels, alien encounters and galactic empires, only to wake up to a new millennium of medieval nightmares: plagues, conflicts, climatic disasters, discrimination, cyber-dictatorship and anti-scientific obscurantism.

What will be expecting post-humanity in the next decades or centuries? We surely don’t know, but we’d like to invite you to a reflection on the dead-and-gone and the still-possible-futures, on contemporary nightmares and future dark ages, on glorious retró techno-epos and brutal pasts we would rather cancel.

I want to give thanks to Matteo and all the team at Das Kabinett for putting up a very promising show after this two years of pandemic boredom. Let’s get back to some of our old habits by promoting this kind of art meetings. If you are in Berlin in march, don’t doubt it.

DYSTOPIA, A NEW DARK AGE
Das Kabinett
Berlin, Germany
11th March

MMXX

Last illustration of 2020 and first one to start 2021. This is a little tribute to Barcelona and its people. Done entirely with Molotow pens in A3 format, using a slow stippling technique. It’s been great to focus again on such a long process. I will make a fine print edition soon for everyone who has asked so far and showed interest in my work again.


Thank you very much.

Painting again

I just started to paint small pieces again, so this one is more kind of an exercise to try and go back to old ways and also discover new ones. I’ll try to upload some more in the upcoming weeks. They are also available for sale if you are interested. Just visit Eclipse’s online store and check them out. Thank you very much!

I
Mixed Media on heavy watercolour paper
13,5 x 19,5 cm

100€ plus shipping costs

II
Mixed Media on heavy watercolour paper
12,5 x 19,5 cm

100€ plus shipping costs

III
Mixed Media on heavy watercolour paper
12 x 19,5 cm

100€ plus shipping costs

Eastern wizard

This illustration is my contribution to another upcoming stone deaf zine by Alex Matus. As the situation is not easy in the States neather, I hope the project comes to an end this year! Alex, stay safe! It was done on 2019, during several weeks of lazy work! The reason I’m posting this is because I’ve decided to sell the original artwork through eclipse’s online store.

The illustration measures are 40 x 50 cm and it’s done with ink on watercolour paper. There’s a lot of free space around the figure in order to help with the framing. As usual, shipping is available worldwide and it comes with some extras.

Thank you very much for your support during these months. Take care.

Little Black Heart

This little black, armored heart, has taken me ages to finish it and several atempts too. It’s not big but I really want it to work it out in a very special way as it is planned to be the cover of my new book of drawings. It will be on display till july 8th at Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona as a part of our first anniversary exhibition if you have the chance and the will to see it live. You can already buy it if you are interested too, just click on the picture to know about all details. Special screenprints will be available soon.

I want to give thanks again to those that keep on supporting me in my tattoo and illustration days, the ones who really enjoy my hairy animals and specially to those who know about my personal symbols and pay a devilish attention to details.
Thanks for keeping an eye to my work.
Selfishness, Secrecy and Purpose.

Stone Deaf forever!

sd1

I’ve been included for the second time in the Stone Deaf zine curated by Alex Matus with the help of Brookes Reeder. Considering that I’m holding the second number in my hands, it’s a fucking success. I met Alex some years ago when she came to Barcelona to spend some days tattooing at Aloha Tattoos. I got a druidess tattoo from her (tribute to Type O Negative ha!) and we’ve been in touch since then. Alex tattoos and artwork are one of a kind, as her life too. This little piece of art combines the pictures taken by her at metal gigs with her iphone, with illustrations from a nice list of really talented people.

I contributed with my «saved by the storm» illustration and I’m really happy with the result. This little guy has flight many hours and I’m very proud that one of my best works is a part of this super fun compilation. You can feel this kind of work, by Alex, is done from the heart. Pure metal fan. So thanks again for having me in Alex !!

In this volume n.II : 
Colin Baker · Zac Scheibaum · Maarten Donders · Arik Roper · Alex Matus · Raul Cruz ·Jack Sabbat · Edu Cerro · Richey Beckett · Rose Whittaker · Nick Mckillip · Prilzor…
and myself!

Follow STONE DEAF ZINE and ALEX MATUS in instagram.