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Tropico de Nopal Gallery Art-Space

Exhibition Detail
LOS ETERNOS 2.0
1665 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90026


February 16th, 2008 - March 22nd, 2008
Opening: 
February 16th, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
, Charles GlaubitzCharles Glaubitz
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> DESCRIPTION

Charles Glaubitz drawings, acrylic paintings on canvas, mixed media, collage and installation flow together to form a meta-narrative telling the story of the "Viejo Mundo" and "Los Nuevos Dioses". The "Viejo Mundo" was destroyed by two archetypes El Rey Capitalista and El Jardinero when facing each other (ego and self) in their final struggle, and thus creating a new universe "Los Nuevos Dioses" where "Los Eternos" dwell.

Charles Glaubitz artwork is influenced by ancient cultures, history, myth, alchemy, hermetic knowledge, quantum physics, comic books, spirituality, mysticism and Mexican pop culture. Los Eternos 2.0, with more than 100 individual pieces, is a chapter of the new "old" story, the inherent struggle among endless duality fighting in a grand scheme, populated by subatomic and ethereal beings - a shamantic tale, full of archetypes that live in works from psychology to comic books, and with characters like The Capitalist King (Mickey Mouse) and the El Niño Burro (the maverick type) born from poverty of economics but rich in creativity, soul, passion and drive. This body of work elaborate on this great saga giving us a glance at the life, death, battles, conflicts, ideals, virtues, vices - past, present and future - where the artist explores sub-plots and theatrical dramas.

Charles Glaubitz is a native of Tijuana, born in 1973 to a Mexican mom and an American dad with German roots. He lives in Tijuana with his wife and daughters and teaches at San Diego City College. Glaubitz received his BFA at the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco, and has exhibited more frequently in the United States than in Mexico. He was a part of the exhibit Strange New World: Art And Design from Tijuana at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego and The Santa Monica Museum of Art. His illustrations have appeared in Rolling Stone and Nickelodeon magazine among others. Most recently, Juxtapoz Magazine (Dec 07) dedicated several pages featuring him and his work.


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