Eccentric characters, disguised as normal, within everyday scenes, is the predilection of this painter. Expressive faces and a certain sarcasm also hide love, yes, you read that right.
Lupo began to take painting seriously in 2014, painting countless works on paper, finding his way of expression in the figurative and using oil mainly for this, although he has many works in gouache and acrylic. Which is the message? of course, to portray the complex psychology of modern life but in traditional settings, sometimes very far from the idea that we can have today of modernity. Perhaps the intention is that these works last over time.
Lupo is sometimes very surreal but he often uses earthy colors and tones, old, because one of his influences is also the baroque era like so many others. He began clearly influenced by German expressionism, but now he likes Goya a lot, so he offers us all this set of feelings without choking and as if it were the most natural thing in the world.
Lupo, who only signs with the word 'Sol', does not lavish much on exhibitions or shows beyond the Internet, although he is still open to other stimuli. He thinks that he still has a lot to tell and to shout, sometimes with anger, others with love, but never with indifference.
Lupo Sol, artistic name of Pedro Ramírez, was born in Barakaldo (Euskadi, Spain) in 1973.
He has drawn since he was a child, but he started his pictorial career seriously in 2014.
The main way to show your work is through the Internet and rarely participates in public exhibitions.
Currently he lives and works in a Mediterranean village.
International Stuckism at Watkins Glen.
Quintus Gallery, Watkins Glen (NY).
50º National painting contest Vila de Sant Joan d'Alacant.
Alicante, October 2017
The Stuckist at Cass Art Islington.
London, April 2017
The Stuckist Art Show.
View Two Gallery, Liverpool. July-August 2016
Esquelas Sonoras, The Exhibition.
Illustrations for the book by Dani Llabrés.
Centro de Cultura de Gijón, July 2016
Euro Ye Yé Festival 2015.
Centro de Cultura de Gijón. July 2015
Centro cultural, Alicante. October 2018
Yellow Life Scenes.
Broad Street Gallery, Hamilton (NY). December 2017
The crap & the glory.
8 y Medio centro cultural, Alicante. 2016