Raul’s collaboration with Karen Bystedt is part of a series “Meditations with Andy” were he painted meditations inspired by a pilgrimage to India on Bystedt’s original photography of Andy Warhol.
About Raul 33: Raul was born in Pescara (Italy) in 1980. Gesture is the key element of Raul’s works.
Instinct, speed, color, emotional dirtying, passionate streaks, hugs of the brushstrokes. Everything matches with gesture which gets always immediate, hot, sudden.The vision of this young artist from Pescara is pervaded by a variety of sensations which stretch the brain with a pincer, give gooseflesh with a shake, let swell with a cold shower and reflect the idea of infinite emerging from the en- counter with the other and his face.Raul paints with a primitive speed since his painting is a way to materialize an emotion. So his faces belong to people he meets in his travels, the streaks are the streets he walks, the marker strokes are thoughts taking a place without support.
Then, that visceral connection with music, that is all, wraps him, it’s everywhere.
About Karen Bystedt:
Artist KAREN BYSTEDT started her career as a photographer while she was a student at Tish School Of The Arts at NYU. She photographed, Andy Warhol at the 3rd Factory in 1983 for a book she published on Male models. Moving very often after graduating from Tisch, she lost the Negatives and was able to find 10 of 36 in 2011 in an old corrugated cardboard box. After restoring these, now iconic images ( they reside in several museums), Bystedt conceptualized THE LOST WARHOLS collection by making Warhol into the ART collaborating with contemporary artists around the world to paint on top of her images.
For more information on Karen Bystedt visit www.thelostwarhols.com or @thelostwarhols on IG