OSCAR BRUM

Flowers in the Void

 


Based on the ancient cosmovision of Mexican pre-hispanic cultures, where flowers are a symbol of regeneration and rebirth, they represent the creation of a new soul from one that has passed away.


Remembering the forgotten, “reviving” the dead, reevaluating the “useless”. The use of gold color represents the most sacred of elements, which here purifies and gives
new life to the almost long lost and forgotten dancers that now have become immortal.

When the cempasúchil flower acquired it’s colors

 

The cempasúchil is a yellow, orange and red flower used from the time of the prehispanic cultures of Mexico to our days as offerings to the deceased, adorning graves, altars and houses.  

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Timeless Man

Inspired by the mayan belief that time is not linear, but cyclical and infinite, that great changes occur where chaos and destruction are followed by creation and balance.

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Warm is good

 

 

The monochromatic  aspect of these pieces and the nature of its subjects irradiate a particular warmth that is felt inside, rather than outside of the body. It aims for that place deep inside where we are still innocent and fearless, where the soul is free to fly back to that primal state of completeness.

Secret Stories of a Wild Man

Project Background & Description

 

These photos were taken by the artist’s grandfather, Alfredo Brum, during the 70's in different places around the world. The stories behind them are very special as they not only depict him as a family man, but also reveal Alfredo Brum’s “secret” life.

While the series contain photos with wives and kids going on vacation to places like Disneyland and ski trips to the mountains; there are whole albums full of pictures from nightclubs and exotic dancers in Brazil, Eastern Europe festivities, and parties in Las Vegas, just to mention a few. 

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