Once again the artwork of Labro returns to Miami

labro-hushLabro (France)

“Once again the artwork of Labro returns to Miami. The works of Labro are truly incredible. El Capitano or El Maestro as most of his art followers are now calling him has created his own unique pigments along the years, his works, come in different shapes and forms, art on canvas that work with different lighting’s, visuals which he remasters and VJ’s with and models which he paints on Live, a trio combination of spectacular color and motion “. Claude Camilleri

Labro stunning vision and revelation of Universal Astral Synchronicity transformed into a visual rebirth of the present which heralds the promise of a reawakened enlightened future.

Labro Interview February 2015

LABRO’s LABOR OF LOVE

Labro, the French neo expressionist artist and special acclaims winner Malta International Arts Biennale 2013 will be exhibiting ‘Retro Futura’ from next Friday 27th February 2015 at the Gallery, Le Meridien Hotel & Spa, Balluta Bay, St. Julian’s. Here he speaks to Erika Brincat about his life, his work and what to expect from his upcoming exhibition.

Dear Labro,

How did a French artist from Nice like yourself, come to live in Gozo over 10 years ago?
Well there have been lots of places in between. I’ve been traveling since years, but my lovely wife and I were on the lookout for a beautiful home for our children. But since I’ve arrived I’ve been inspired and completely immersed in the historical and spiritual heritage.

Do you find Malta’s sister island an inspirational place to paint?
In the last 3 years, I’ve tried to reach a new intensity in this new experiment of mine, to better enjoy the forms and symbolism that I feel and depict. The first of many inspirations came from exhibiting, to the open public in the mysterious, primeval-looking war shelters, beneath the Citadel in Gozo. Since developing my own luminous paint where my art, like magic, through the different frequencies of light, it brings you to other vibrations; to another summit. The shelters are perfect for demonstrating how each individual art work has 3 paintings within itself, one, in natural daylight, a second under UV light and lastly, glowing in complete darkness for hours on end.

What inspires you exactly – people, places, psychedelic colours?
My dreams, music, which I listen to at 432 Hz  which aligns you with all of nature’s frequencies, and Gozo has been a major inspiration due its former cultural Heritage. However, most of my inspiration comes from mere experimentation.

Is the Goddess/Atlantis a recurrent theme?
Yes, as I’m fascinated with the ancient civilization that which built the Neolithic temples and their symbols found throughout history and anthropology, representing the goddess of fertility. I believe that one of the beauty’s of art is that even today an artist can regenerate a theology of Mother Earth from the pre-cataclysmic civilization from 12000 years ago.
How would you describe your style – Neo Expressionism?
I try to immerse the inner goddess of us all from within the mind at exceptionally high frequencies.

Despite being based in Gozo do you still manage to exhibit internationally?
Since moving to Gozo, I’ve exhibited multiple times in Paris, France and Licata in Italy, the latter of which was a focal location of the Malta Biennale, where I was acclaimed winner in 2013. Howbeit, I’ve also exhibited in Riga (Latvia) Basel (Switzerland) and most recently Miami (USA).
This year I plan to exhibit in Cannes, France and Windsor, England (Art Biennale UK).

Where did your last exhibition take place?
My last exhibition was held in Concept, Miami during Art Basel Week. Amongst my work during the same exhibition, there was artwork by Picasso, Lichtenstein (USA) and Pita Goras (Brazil). It was an exhilarating experience and a great success. Next time I cross the Atlantic, it will either be in Miami again or New York towards the end of the year.

Retro Futura is an interesting title. Is your next exhibition an amalgamation of the past and the future?
Retro in fact stands for retrospective, as I continue to look back at what our civilization would have wanted to be expressed as and perceive it on to my modern day canvas. Futura represents the lengths to which I see my art influencing the future.
Your work is very vibrant and colourful.

Can you please share with us a sneak peak at a few paintings you will be exhibiting at Le Meridien in Balluta?
See Labro Malta 2015

‘Retro Futura’ will include pianist Tricia Dawn Williams performing “The Forbidden” a piano composition by Maltese composer Ruben Zahra. Will she be performing during the VIP preview to be held on Friday 27 February 2015 or also on consecutive nights?
We will be having the performance only for the VIP preview on the 27th
As for VIP invitation please contact Claude Camilleri Curator of the Meridien claude.camilleri@me.com or 9946 1598

 ‘Retro Futura’ will be open for viewing at the Gallery, Le Meridien Hotel & Spa, Balluta Bay, St. Julian’s from Saturday the 28th February to Sunday 22nd March 2015. A VIP Preview will be held on Friday 27th February 2015.

“Labro’s vibrant, psychedelic style creates a visually mesmerising experience that inspires the mind and reaches deep within the emotion of the viewer.” – Sophie Dali

Labro Miami 2014

    

Labro’s vibrant frequencies colours for Concept Art Miami

2nd to 7th December 2014.

“Surreal, captivating and complex. The viewer is given an experience beyond the norm” ~ Sophie Dali

“Labro has a similar quality to Picasso, he creates the future and it is really exciting” ~ Dame Francois Tempra

“I tried to reach a new intensity in this experiment, to better enjoy the forms and symbolism that I feel and depict. Like magic, through the different frequencies of light I bring you to other vibrations; to another summit.” © Labro 2014

Salsamia by Labro

Salsamia by Artist Labro

Summer Collection 2014

The Experimental Labro Artorium for Metaphysical Matters and Antimatters of Rafael Labro in a fusion of 3 light frequencies.

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SALSAMIA accentuates through Labro’s keen eye the profound relationship between mankind, the earth and the universe that surrounds and watches over us represented by the ever serene, ever wise series of dreams become reality. ~ Sophie Dali 2014

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“My new role as an artist is to place art in direct interaction with all areas of mankind forming society like the metaphysical abstract vision across the Universe is tracking the Great Mother Earth spirit’shadow in liquid hibernation.” ~ Labro 2014

Labro’s Artorium in the Gozo War Shelters are open everyday to the public from 10am ~ 4pm till the 17th August 2014

except Thursday 3rd July from 10am till 12 noon for more info please call +356 9985 5103 or +356 9946 1598

@ WAR SHELTERS CITTADELLA GOZO

 

Labro Bildern kaufen

Salsamia by Artist Labro

Summer Collection 2014

You are cordially invited to enter the Experimental Labro Artorium for Metaphysical Matters and Antimatters of Rafael Labro in a fusion of 3 light frequencies.

SALSAMIA accentuates through Labro’s keen eye the profound relationship between mankind, the earth and the universe that surrounds and watches over us represented by the ever serene, ever wise series of dreams become reality. ~ Sophie Dali 2014

“My new role as an artist is to place art in direct interaction with all areas of mankind forming society like the metaphysical abstract vision across the Universe is tracking the Great Mother Earth spirit’shadow in liquid hibernation.” ~ Labro 2014

Labro’s Artorium in the Gozo War Shelters are open everyday to the public from 10am ~ 4pm till the 17th August 2014

except Thursday 3rd July from 10am till 12 noon for more info please call +356 9985 5103 or +356 9946 1598

@ WAR SHELTERS CITTADELLA GOZO

 

see all paintings exhibited in the Gozo Shelters

Labro Bildern kaufen

 

Lumina Del Futuro

Lumina Del Futuro

Labro’s “Lumina Del Futuro” Collection was first exhibited in Bello Horizonte (Brazil) in 2010

Within all the works showcased in this collection Labro has brought not only visions of beauty, but also the promise of our dawning future. Surreal, vibrant, captivating and complex, the viewer is given an experience that goes far beyond the norm. We are given images that reawaken us, recall within our long sleeping minds the path we once strayed from and the urgency that we make our way back. The answers are there, it is up to us to open our eyes, hearts and minds to receive them. Rafael Labro, with his unlimited talent and mind, has made the possibility to do so a beautiful, enlightening journey.

Dissipation 2 Tree of Life Oscillation 1
Astral Buddha Honshu Dragon Constellation
Castor and Polux Dreaming Meissa
Oscillation 2 Agharta

 

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Great Masters of the Future

Modern neolithic paintings by artist Labro, entitled “MDINATANA” Labro’s recent works, infused with his usual vibrant colour and symbolism are avant-garde visions inspired by the tide of wisdom.

Exhibited at  “The Great Masters of the Future” art exhibition at the Cathedral Museum Crypt, Mdina, Malta

Celebration Mdinatana Goddess by Labro

Acrylic, Resine and Pebeo Media on canvas  60 x 80 cm Rafael Labro Oct 2013 Free shipping..
Couching Mdinatana Goddess by Labro

Acrylic, Resine and Pebeo Media on canvas  80 x 60 cm Rafael Labro Nov 2013 Free shipping..
Garden of Atlantis by Labro

Acrylic, Resine and Pebeo Media on canvas  100 x 100 cm Rafael Labro Nov 2013 Free shipping
L'Amour et la Vie by Labro

Acrylic, Resine and Pebeo Media on canvas  100 x 120 cm Rafael Labro July 2013 Free shipping
Love in Time Space Equilibrium by Labro

Acrylic, Resine and Pebeo Media on canvas  100 x 120 cm Rafael Labro July 2013 Free shi.
Meditating Mdinatana Goddess by Labro

Acrylic, Resine and Pebeo Media on canvas  80 x 60 cm Rafael Labro Oct 2013 Free shipping..
Relaxing Gozopolitana Goddess by Labro

Acrylic and Pebeo Media on canvas  100 x 120 cm Rafael Labro Aug 2009 Free shipping and..
Resting Mdinatana Goddess by Labro

Acrylic, Resine and Pebeo Media on canvas  60 x 80 cm Rafael Labro Oct 2013 Free shipping..
Yogi Mdinatana Goddess by Labro

Acrylic, Resine and Pebeo Media on canvas  80 x 60 cm Rafael Labro Nov 2013 Free shipping..

Neo Expressionism

 

Feb. 12, 213,

Neo-Expressionism

In this weeks article Neo-Expressionism, I found it to be helpful to define Neo-Expressionism and Expressionism before I even continued to read the article, because I was not able to grasp a clot of impressionable details of the two types of art. So in my searching, I did get a vivid description of the differences and similarities between them. First I found the description of Neo-Expressionism to be “intellectualized, portraying recognizable objects and the human body,” says Rafael Labro in the article neo-expressionism.org. He describes ideas about Neo-Expressionisms purpose of aggressive mass media and the intensity of colours. The intensity of the neo-expressionism art like the beautiful Damien Hirst picture of the butterflies called “Soothsayer,” has vivid colors but not necessarily bold in the sense of bright. The unique quality of these artists work was that it was familiar and simple. Another example was Labro’s “Lona Misa.” The picture was obviously supposed to be a take off of the famous “Mona Lisa” masterpiece so it was interesting to compare the two in my mind.

In contrast, Expressionism art is described as deformative or distorted painting, or in other words abstract art. Not only was it abstract, but the exaggerated shapes were depicting the emotions and state of mind of the artist. Some pictures looked very much like “hallucinating” and maybe strong feelings of anger or confusion. Like Jackson Pollack who was not in our artical this week but was very interesting in my researching. “On the floor I am more at ease, I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around in it, work from the four sides and be literally `in’ the painting. ”
— Jackson Pollock, 1947. The expressionism art is very abstract on a large scale with very vivid colors. I actually love some abstract art because of the unique, bizarre thoughts someone was thinking of and they were able to recreate it to share. They are not afraid to use large areas for their canvas.

The significance of the two types of art is that I see how they can overlap in the sense that I have seen neo-expressionism on larger scaled canvas’ with simple yet extremely vivid colours. I believe exaggerated emotions, in an artists work doesn’t always mean it is visually abstract. I think the critics want to protect their “labor intensive signature styles” and do not want other artists to mimic their unique art.

Artist: Rafael Labro
Art: Third Eye; Gemini 4; & Lona Misa
http://neoexpressionism.org/labro/

Artist: Damien Hirst
Art: Soothsayer
http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/artists-on-view-georg-baselitz-damien-hirst

Artist: Jackson Pollock / Abstract Expressionism
Art: The Tea Cup
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/pollock/pollock.tea-cup.jpg

By: Beverly