Tradigital Art created by visual artist P Gurgel-Segrillo - original traditional pencil on paper drawings worked digitally into archival quality prints
My drawings may seem at first to be dealing with the surreal, or the supernatural, but instead of exploring the world of dreams or the unconscious, they, in fact, refer to our day-to-day, multi-layered humanity - from the grit of the mundane to the highest spiritual aspirations.
The format was inspired by Cordel Literature: the popular and inexpensively printed booklets containing short stories, poems and songs, which are produced and sold by street vendors mainly in the Northeast of Brazil. They came from the papel volante tradition of Portugal and are usually produced in black and white and illustrated with woodcuts. The cordeis talk about popular day-to-day life's trials and tribulations.
Artworks were selected from over 800 entries by the PICTURE Art Foundation Board of Directors that illustrate a cultural interpretation of the exhibit theme, Human Rights, including art that addresses: The Right to be Free; from oppression, to choose my leaders, to worship openly, to live in peace and to get an education - The Right to Express Myself; speak freely, be myself and to create - The Right to Dream; anything is possible, war can end, hunger can be eliminated -The Right to Love; myself and the person I choose.
The tradigital art series #2 'fallen angels' was created in response to the works of William Blake.