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Time

Llegendarium

The strambotic birth of Venus (or the time factory)

Oil on canvas

6 x 12 m

Year : 2009 -2012

Transition of the pencil sketch to oil. The previous drawing is 1.3 x 2.6 meters and it was copied onto the 6 x 12-meter canvas

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The strambotism's icon

Strambotic Venus

Above all, in the mathematical center of this universe, and showing off shamelessly, is a colossal figure recognized by all: A Venus with a cow's head who shines her splendid body with a voluptuous attitude. She is `` The Strambotic Venus``goddess of explicit carnal love. The head corresponds to a brown cow from Ripoll.
Quim Hereu spent two days between Camprodon and St. Joan de les Abadesses looking for a young cow that had a sweet, intelligent, sensitive ... almost human expression. She is the central figure, the representative of Strambotism for its indisputable virtuosity, she is its icon ... but not its interpreter.
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Temps

Time Factory

In a corner, hidden behind a strange, twisted column that rises from the bottom of the sea to growing towards the sky, is a small woman with a balloon-like, swollen belly. As if pregnant, her spherical abdomen looks like a rounded funnel ending in a generous hole that is reminiscent of a kind of biological artifact. From this hole, peculiar snails are coming out, which spread throughout the painting, while harmoniously and slowly moving on both their sides, twisting. This small female figure, leaning on the base of this stone column and with her feet in the water, is ``the Time Factory.`` She is giving birth to the snails of eternal youth. She is the protagonist, the key in the painting.
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Balloon men

The balloon men. With red cheeks and shiny bellies, are very spherical and wear short trousers and stockings. Inflated with serotonin, they fly over the scenes just like mayflies would on their last flight. They represent excess in its most primitive form. They have lost the capacity to listen to their muses.
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Branch men

The branch men, without trousers to express their passivity and fear, are never brave enough to do anything. Fearful of the facts presented to them, they are doomed to never be able to act. A perpetual fear, as cold as Arctic ice, freezes their self-determination.
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Inner Worlds

People’s inner worlds represent a strange metaphor to describe the difference between the outside and the inside of a human being. Between body and soul.
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Carall Bernat

The Carall Bernat rock observes everything and everyone with disdain and as elegant as a French general exposes his virile member to the four winds, aware that his reign will last forever.The erect rock rises above the sea as the rhinoceros horn does above the other mammals of the Savannah.