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Fine Artist

Norland Téllez

My vision is a confluence of philosophy and literature with an emphasis on psychoanalysis.

POPOL-WUH Wisdom of the Peoples

POPOL-WUH Wisdom of the Peoples

Oil Paintings on the Maya Epic

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El Hermenéutico

During the writing of my dissertation on the Esoteric Dimensions of the Popol-Vuh, the question of the “who” that qualifies the shamanic status of the research had to come sharply into focus.

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Painter in Blue

Looking back at this phase of my life, there was a great turning inwards as I began to delve into philosophy and psychoanalytic literature.

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The Lighting of the Self

The journey took me to an unexpected place: not where I had become fundamentalized in the traditions I studied, but a place where I had in a sense been reborn out of all traditions.

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Painter Bravura

In another look at the self, I wanted to emphasize the earthly dimension of my existence, the fact that any spirituality which wants to divorce itself from our material existence is fomenting a false sense of consciousness…

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Master Study: El Greco (1541 – 1614)

As part of my renaissance training the work of El Greco also became a key influence. 

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Master Study: Rembrandt (1606 – 1669)

Another big influence as I began to develop my painting style was, of course, Rembrandt van Rijn, who remains to this day one of the dearest to my heart.

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Master Study: Libyan Sibyl

At the very beginning of my artistic education, there was no other greater source of inspiration than the supreme master himself, Michelangelo Buonarroti.

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Father’s Day Portrait

During one of his visits to the States I was able to celebrate father’s day with my dad. To commemorate the occasion, we decided to sit him for a portrait.

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Mother of Rivers

In this portrait of my mother the tendency towards a universalizing archetype is clearly in view.

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Tío Marcos

Among my favorite people in this world is my uncle Marcos, a character whose life story could easily fill several volumes with his uncommon adventures.

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The Face of the Sacred Book

“La magia es una claridad—otra de la que nosotros conocemos—; es otra claridad: otra luz alumbrando el universo de dentro a fuera.”

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Hamlet Prince of Denmark

“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;”

Self-Portraits

Self-Portraits

A Selection of Introspective Self-Reflections

Archetypal Portraits

Painting "Bigger-than-Life" Individuals

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Vision Serpents: Jaguar-Sorceress of the Moon

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Grandmother Eloisa

I never knew my paternal grandmother but she nevertheless left a lasting impression on my soul.

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Hamlet Prince of Denmark

“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;”

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The Face of the Sacred Book

“La magia es una claridad—otra de la que nosotros conocemos—; es otra claridad: otra luz alumbrando el universo de dentro a fuera.”

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Tío Marcos

Among my favorite people in this world is my uncle Marcos, a character whose life story could easily fill several volumes with his uncommon adventures.

Mother_2006

Mother of Rivers

In this portrait of my mother the tendency towards a universalizing archetype is clearly in view.

FATHER_120810

Father’s Day Portrait

During one of his visits to the States I was able to celebrate father’s day with my dad. To commemorate the occasion, we decided to sit him for a portrait.

Master Studies

Studying the Great Masters

Life-Drawing

The Human Figure

Sketchbooks

Sketchbooks

The Mind of the Artist as Mirror of the World

“To the Things Themselves”

— Edmund Husserl
 Father of Phenomenology