Description'The Fhrer and Ghandi'This piece is part of the collection 'The two sides of the coin' (Los dos lados de la moneda)The first part of the collection features the faces of THREE popular persons from the mexican culture.The second part of the collection features de faces of THREE personalities from the international context. The idea behind this, is to show how people whose personality might seemed different... in reality they are complementary opposites.The collection was inspired by the ASIAN concept of 'YIn Yang', which describes how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn. Opposites thus only exist in relation to each otherADOLF HITLER AND MAHATMA GHANDI:Aliases: The Fhrer and GhandiTwo men who draw passion among people, love or hatred, very strong indeed. But think about their similarities. Both loved their people. Gandhi fought against the British to ensure that his people were free, whereas Hitler fought against some 'suspected' forces which were out to disintegrate his people. Both of them had unbound love for their people. Both have written books-An autobiography,the story of my experiments with truth and Mein Kampf standing testimonies to it. Both were highly religious. Hitler a Catholic and Gandhi a Hindu greatly impressed by all religions especially Jesus Christ.Coming to their characters. Both were very charismatically hypnotic when it came to casting spells on people with their speeches, inspiring them and getting them to follow them. They were very stubborn and determined and no power could make them change their minds when set. They believed in their cause and the confidence they exuded was phenomenal.
Odette Valero, canada Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement Odette Valero, a Mexican artist who moved to Canada in 2010. She has traveled extensively around the world. Odette has lived in Australia, China, France, UK and Canada. However, she has never forgotten her home town Mexico City.
Odette started painting since she was quite young. However it was on 2006 that she started painting more frequently. She started her artistic path coping the work from iconic artists (Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali). However as her love for painting started growing, she began executing her own work, being portrait and landscape her favourite subjects. During the first stage of OV´s work she used pencil and soft pastels as part of her technique. Now, she incorporates oil painting as part of her daily work.
For OV "art" represents so many things in her life: PASSION, LOVE, EXPRESSION, IDENTITY, INSPIRATION,.. in other words : "AN ICONIC ELEMENT of her soul"
"What is important to me is not the truth outside myself, but the truth within myself.” (Konstantin Stanislavsky)