Beijing Opera Series
At the end of 2017 I started studying Mandarin, I was always in love with the beauty of writing, during classes I watched several videos about the culture and history of China.
One of the videos caught my attention, it was a performance of Peking Opera, not by interpretation, I thought monotonous and too weird, but these characters really caught my attention, they had so much richness of details in your clothes in the accessories of head in makeup.
And as nothing goes unnoticed, I wanted to know more.
I did a brief research on the history of Peking Opera, in Chinese it is pronounced Jīngjù is a way of traditional chinese theater that matches song, vocal performance, mimicry, dance and stunt. It emerged in the final years of the XVIII century and became fully developed and recognized in the middle of the XIX century. The format became extremely popular in the court of Qing Dynasty and came to be considered one of the cultural treasures of the China.
Those Peking Opera characters brought me inspiration and so I started a reread, for to create characters with a theatrical impact was a long process of combining carefully selected photographs, sketches and illustrations, are fragments that are manipulated, modified and little by little composing the work, when using these fragments I try to give to I work with a sense of realism, although the themes are far from realistic.