Small spaces with eternal dimensions. «A yellow flower» is the description of a free zone where the vocation of an artist originated. Not even he knows where the meaning of this work goes, but he does feel where it comes from.
In Chorrillos neighborhood, a child without siblings turned the tiny garden of the house where his mother worked as a housekeeper into the canvas of an eternal painting. Beetles and ants became the gods of a child’s mythology in that private forest.
Weeds and dandelions into leafy trees and hand-dug ponds into giant lagoons that dried up daily. The birds only came to visit, but they never really left, and its song even today cries out in the mind of the artist the lament of a nature that demands love.
A child holding a flower and growing with it under the sun describes what we see, but at the same time, a poem we are not allowed to understand. This might be a thirty-nine-second summary of the artist’s life, or perhaps it is simply the story of a child who continues to live in a garden that will never belong to him.
NFT BENEFIT REPARTISION
A portion of the sale of NFT will go to support project «Despierta» that seeks to bring art through murals in rural areas of Peru.
By acquiring the NFT you will receive a one year membership at the Jade Rivera museum.
JADE RIVERA´S EXPLORATION
«A yellow flower» is a way of showing a contemplative work that, at first glance, sublimates an everyday moment of a child playing with a flower, but through the artist’s thoughts, it leads us to a moment of magic, reflection and poetry.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jade Rivera was born in Junín, Peru in 1983. Seven months after his birth, he and his mother migrated to Lima. Rivera grew up in the district of Chorrillos. He studied at a national school where his curiosity for art was awakened at age 11. The poor teaching at his school and his growing interest in art motivated him to dedicate himself to drawing and painting. At the age of seventeen he enrolled at the National Pre-School of Fine Arts, but gave up applying at the last minute, developing his work empirically. Rivera has directed his work as an autodidact since 1997.
Rivera has been recognized for his large format murals and also for his miniatures all around the world. Along with his work as an urban artist, Jade spends much of his time working in the studio exploring more traditional techniques such as oil and watercolor.