An artist’s vision always goes beyond the eye of a mere mortal. Let’s observe the case of the painter Vincent Van Gogh, who began his artistic career at the age of 27. He made 900 paintings and 1600 drawings with a technique of unique impressionism not understood in his time and managed to sell only a single painting throughout his life. Today his works are invaluable.
Many people can name great artists throughout history, but few also recognize artists of our time and less can identify our local artists. Technological advances, materialism, consumerism and often unawareness, obscure us from our own. We learn to value only what comes from outside, suppressing those who try to do great things here. Now, we’ll take the opportunity to tell you about a Costa Rican artist very close to us: Gibran Jalil Tabash González. Born in San José, he immigrated to the Southern zone in search of a quieter place to develop his artistic style. Without a doubt he is achieving it. His works invite reflection, awareness, action and a personal work of change, a necessary task in these times. Gibrán is best known for his masterpiece “Forjadores del Valle” a complex of 4 sculptures (2 giant oxen, and a couple of peasants) located in the central park of San Isidro de El General, made with 500 kilos of recycled paper. He developed this technique over the years. In addition, the artist has murals, paintings (more than 300), sculptures and 13 exhibitions, including one abroad in Switzerland in 2015. His particular style of painting amazes those who find out that he does not use a brush, but masterfully drips bottled paint which gradually gives life to his paintings.
By Natasha Herrera y Albán Corrales
CONTACT: Exhibición Gibrán Jalil Tabash González - Trincheras - Tel. 8651 1057