Boris Valeggio. Fantasy paintings and prototypes of characters
Boris Valeggio, or as it is also called Vallejo, is an artist of the modern age, whose creative path has passed along a winding path that eventually led him to world recognition.
Valeggio was born in Peru, but he actively displayed his artistic talents in the US, thanks to which in many sources he is called the Peruvian-American representative of art.It would be superfluous to talk about how the futurea representative of the style of "fantasy" since childhood, liked to draw, as this is indicated by his preferences in choosing an educational institution. Boris successfully completed his studies at the National School of Arts in his homeland - in Lima. His successes were so remarkable that he received a grandiose for teaching painting in Florence. The rebellious spirit, which the author will eventually "pour" into his fantasy pictures, Boris Valeggio thoroughly showed when he refused the privileges granted to him, and went with a few tens of dollars for an American dream in the US.
The young man had a hard time at first.He was forced to wander around the cities in search of better conditions for existence. The first two years of his stay in the country of colossal opportunities Valeggio spent as a hired worker, and then he could afford to become a free artist. I must say that this status was more a fiction, because for the next eight years he tried to realize his potential in every way, creating illustrations in the "fantasy" styles for the country's major publishing houses.
Скрупулезно трудясь над реализацией fantastic characters, Vallejo formed his own style of writing. His main activity profile was to create illustrations for movies, album covers. Over time, the artist was able to translate his ideas into graphic advertising. Paintings in the style of Valeggio - this is sure to sketch with the participation of fantastic characters, which differ realism of the image.In the artistic style, Boris is referred to writers in the style of "fantasy". Looking at his work, you involuntarily plunge into the world of good dreams or biting nightmares depicted by him.
The paintings created by Valeggio are displayed inmostly heroic images of people with superhuman abilities. Among the frequently encountered images of the artist you can see the visions of mythical gods, Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, mystical creatures. The bodies of the heroes are portrayed grotesquely, as if they all day and night spend in gyms and drink steroids. However, this applies only to male characters. Women, on the contrary, have three-dimensional forms and look very erotic. However, this is one of the hallmarks of the "fantasy" style.
The basis for the images of heroes never liesketches from life. This is the fundamental rule of drawing the picture of Valeggio. Picture sitters - that's the starting point for starting work on the canvas. It's not that Boris lacks experience or patience. He drew a lot from nature, before he came to the optimal formula for his work. Valeggio takes the photo and proceeds to his image on the canvas. As each stroke appears, the master has images that allow him to transform a real hero into one who can take on the task of saving the world or a beautiful woman.
Animals in the works of the artist
Creates a picture of Valeggio with striking realism. His secret lies in the long path of studying the anatomy of man and animals.With a close study of his work,note that the central characters are most often mythical creatures that look like hybrids of animal and vegetable worlds. In them, of course, there are human traits, but on the whole the creatures look like an entity not known to the world.
Вся суть творческого пути Валеджио заключается в to transfer to the canvas a fictional world with non-existent heroes and give them life, giving them biomechanics and mysticism. In many of his works, one can trace the artist's unique ability to combine individual physiological aspects of different animals so that eventually a new biological species is born.
Boris Valeggio. Pictures about the eternal struggle between good and evil
Works of the artist were met on their way a lotreviews, among which were admiration and frank criticism. The fact is that many canvases are permeated with frank eroticism, which is intertwined with symbolic battles of good and evil. In his paintings one can see how the most evil and powerful evil spirits were able to cope with their inner evil through the embraces of charming beauties, captivating their perfection of forms. In the artist's work a special role is played by women who provoke men to perform feats.При этом они часто выступают в образе дипломатов, who by their beauty could stop the evil monsters. Perhaps, this allegory is not accidental in the works of Valeggio. The paintings were largely created with the physical and moral support of the painter's wife, Julia Bell, who repeatedly posed for individual scenes. Their family tandem is tightly bound by artistic ties. Julia is also an artist, writing in a similar style, as her husband.