The bewitching illustrations of Lhunatica
Who is Lhunatica?
Lhunatica is a Venezuelan illustrator based in France. She arrived in France as a political refugee, seeking safety and life-changing experiences. Thanks to her career, she knew how to reinvent herself a new path towards artistic expression.
The Peonia Series
Inspired by the artists of decadence and symbolism, this collection of digital paintings guides us through the myth of a majestic nymph called Paeonia, whose beauty was so overwhelming that she caught the eye of the god Apollo.
As the story progressed, Apollo looked at her and her cheeks turned red, and for the moment their eyes met, they belonged to each no longer. But this love story has an abrupt end, because the Gods are as powerful as they are cruel.
The fleeting moment between Paeonia and Apollo ended in terrible tragedy. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, filled with rage and jealousy watched the love scene between the Nyphme and the God with pure hatred. In a moment of chaos and overwhelming feelings, she cursed the Nymph Paeonia and transformed her into the flower we all know as Peony.
The legend says that peonies are red because of the blush on Nymph's cheeks when Apollo and she looked into each other's eyes.
Each work represents a micro moment of this short love story fixed forever in time and in each painting are coded secrets about this nymph and her last moments of existence as a conscious being.
« But if you love and need to have desires, let these be your desires: to melt and be like a running stream that sings its melody to the night. Know the pain of too much tenderness. Being hurt by your own understanding of love; And bleed gladly and happily » Khalil Gibran Khalil
The series “The hidden things” by Lhunatica
Monster, demons, ghosts… The stories we tell come from our deepest and scariest thoughts. Aren't all these fantastic yet disturbing stories just lies that hide a deeper truth?
Hidden Things is a collection of artwork inspired by the darkest feelings we experience in life, feelings we try to hide behind incoherent fantasies and lies.
Lhumatica tries to express through her works her most emotional and empathetic side, because for her the beauty of art lies in the connection we establish through it. This means that while these paintings elicited an emotional reaction in you, the empathic connection it created and you the artist and the rest of the viewers is now in the presence of a collective feeling.
CITATIONS6 months before
Jordan, the shocking title of Complete – Lyrics and Translation
MUSIC5 months before
Album of the week: Celebrity Skin – Hole
PHOTOGRAPHY6 months before
Marylin Monroe through the eyes of photographer Eve Arnold
SHOPPING6 months before
Kotai, Japanese sharpness and Western robustness
PHOTOGRAPHY4 months before
Versailles dressed in red and blue by Aishy
PHOTOGRAPHY5 months before
The Secret Life of Fruits and Vegetables by Maciek Jasik
Illustration6 months before
Pencil and ink drawings by Audrey Pol
POP CULTURE5 months before
Ard Gelinck makes celebrities pose with their young doubles