Works
  • Isaac Crespo, Ay que se la llevan, 2020
  • Isaac Crespo, Y todos caeran, 2020
    Y todos caeran, 2020
  • Isaac Crespo, Capturado en vivo, 2019
    Capturado en vivo, 2019
  • Isaac Crespo, Y la bruja siempre acecha, 2019
    Y la bruja siempre acecha, 2019
  • Isaac Crespo, Más allá de la pared del sueño, 2018
    Más allá de la pared del sueño, 2018
  • Isaac Crespo, La noche del centauro, 2016
    La noche del centauro, 2016
  • Isaac Crespo, Las amantes de Alberto El Gorrion, 2016
    Las amantes de Alberto El Gorrion, 2016
Biography

Isaac Crespo's drawings and paintings show exquisite technical accuracy. He creates situations where the absurd and irrational intertwines with characters drawn from real life. Often dressed as clowns, his male figures have a diabolical, disturbing look.

 

Crespo always adds the company of animals and insects - mainly flies – as part of the lunar landscape which gives unity to all his compositions. The son of a painter and art teacher, Isaac grows in an environment that encourages him to draw from an early age. In his work, we find numerous references to art history and literature, from Kafka's Metamorphosis to his virtuoso reproduction of Dürer's famous rhino engraving (1515).

 

He also deals with iconography of surreal elements, such as forks stabbing the body of an animal, mouths inserted in medallions, insects or eggs from which new things emerge. In his satirical choral scenes and carnivalesque tone, we can see the imprint of James Ensor, Belgian painter of the nineteenth-century precursor of Expressionism.

 

Crespo's artistic career was interrupted for two decades for his problems with drugs. In 2000 he recovered and returned to the brushes and canvas as a form of therapy. He has taken part in exhibitions in Latin America, USA, and Europe.

 

Courtesy of Naemi.

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