Building on the success of Paricio’s previous exhibitions, (Master Painters, 2011, and Diary of an Artist, 2012) the Canarian artist now showcases a new body of work entitled Shaman, comprising of twenty five original paintings.
Tipped by international critics and curators as a rising star, Paricio is enjoying a serious reputation in the art world, following exhibitions held throughout Europe and the United States.
Having left behind his beloved Tenerife to take up residency in London just over a year ago, Paricio has embarked on a new, painterly quest. Departing from his paradigm of weaving Art Historical narratives throughout his work, the Shaman series aims to identify, and reflect on, an entirely new set of spiritual symbols and icons which he has developed throughout the year.
Mixing the old with the new, Paricio continues to feature in his own composition, yet shifts from a focus of individuality and self, to exploring in depth the tangible and sensory connection of the human body to the spiritual world. Still highly influential in many cultures today, shamanistic practices involve elements of healing, divinity, prediction and even magic – the role of the community’s Shaman is to engage his people in all aspects, human and divine, of their own culture.
An exhibition of Paricio’s work will be held at the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA) in October 2014 and will run until March 2015.