Description'The Centaur of the North and the Tiger from the South from the Mexican Revolution / El Centauro del Norte y el Tigere del Sur de la Revolucin Mexicana'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 other. PANCHO VILLA y EMILANO ZAPATA:Pancho Villa was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. As commander of the Divisin del Norte (Division of the North), he was the veritable caudillo of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua which, given its size, mineral wealth, and proximity to the United States of America, provided him with extensive resources.Pancho Villa was both loved and hated by many. He was a Robin Hood to some, and a cruel, cold blooded killer to others. Who was this remarkably controversial hero of the Mexican Revolution Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, a Greek bishop, and a paint enthusiast. He formed and commanded an important revolutionary force, the Liberation Army of the South, during the Mexican Revolution. Historians describe Emiliano Zapata as a skilled guerrilla warrior, an excellent horseman, and a very humble person.
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)