The Romantic in Maya Munoz

Maya Munoz, "Epilogue"

Maya Munoz, "Epilogue"

Maya Munoz, "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her Face"

Maya Munoz, "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her Face"

The last time we saw Maya Munoz  she gave us bleak landscapes,  infinite horizons of black and white and gray.   These days, as she

Maya Munoz, "The Romanticist"

Maya Munoz, "The Romanticist"

muses on the love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, she injects something different.  She surrounds her paintings of  singular figures with a joyous palette:  backgrounds in vivid purple and ocean blues, splashes of rouge and yellow, blossoms in mandarin and fuchsia.  But don’t take that to mean that Maya’s work has resorted to triteness, to illustrating love through sunshine and flowers.  At the foreground of her pieces, she depicts her figures in silhouettes, dark shadows that portend sad endings.  Every great romance culminates in tragedy after all.  Nothing illustrates this more than the tale of Orpheus, Apollo’s son, who braves the underworld to bring his Eurydice back to light, only to lose her forever with a glance.

Maya Munoz, "12 Minutes, Coz"

Maya Munoz, "12 Minutes, Coz"

The Romanticist by Maya Munoz runs from 29 August to 19 September 2009 at The Drawing Room, 1007 Metropolitan Avenue, Makati City.   Phone (632)897-7877 or visit http://www.drawingroomgallery.com

Maya Munoz, "There She Goes My Beautiful World"

Maya Munoz, "There She Goes My Beautiful World"

Maya Munoz, "For Orpheus, The Necessity of Dreaming"

Maya Munoz, "For Orpheus, The Necessity of Dreaming"

Maya Munoz, "Tonight When You Dream of the Sun"

Maya Munoz, "Tonight When You Dream of the Sun"

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