Painter Bravura

El Espíritu de la Materia

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...

Self-portrait_2011

Painter Bravura

Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12 inches

Winnetka, CA, 11/21/2020

Although the whole genre of self-portraiture may strike the casual observer as an extremely narcissistic exercise on the part of the artist, it does in fact reveal something of the concrete universality of the self and its fragmentary nature. The self is not some kind  of totalitarian “wholeness,” it’s not a Supreme Meaning that stands over and against our historic individuality. Quite the contrary. It is in its fragmentary nature that I become myself in my historic situation.

Norland Téllez

Norland Téllez, is an Artist and Teacher with over two decades of experience in the animation industry. Grounding himself in classical painting and drawing, he remains committed to the art of the moving image and the archetypal power of Story.