‘Tetragrammaton Imprisons the Divine Spark in the Realm of Time and Simulation’ by Raúl Sisniega
Artist: Raúl Sisniega
Title: ‘Tetragrammaton Imprisons the Divine Spark in the Realm of Time and Simulation’
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Dimensions: 15″ x 23″
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
“This artwork depicts a humanoid character playing on the floor of its room. Although humanoid, it is not an inhabitant of our reality, but the very designer of our universe.
It is an artisan, a crafter too vain to understand that itself and the the spark he has managed to keep inside the box he crafted in front of him, is not his creation but the emanation of something else, something bigger: the godhead, the original source.
This child is the fashioner of the material world, our reality, atoms and matter (represented by a box), where he has imprisoned the eternal flow of energy that emanates from the godhead. This flow of energy is represented by the eye on the box.
The box is the symbol of the material world, flesh interface that boots the divine software of the eternal flow emanating from the godhead.” – Raúl Sisniega
About the Artist:
RAÚL SISNIEGA (México, 1980)
Former student of graphic design at the National School of Fine Arts (UNAM) in Mexico. Sisniega has also been active in metal etching and ceramic workshops at the Crafts and Design School (INBA) in Mexico City, as well in oil painting workshops at Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City.
His mural and canvas artwork can be found in Sidney, London and Manchester, as well as all over Mexico, where he has been an active member of the street art movement since 2010, participating in, private, governmental and non-profit projects. Sisniega ´s street interventions have been published in two different books that document art in public spaces: “Make your mark: The new urban artists” printed by Thames and Hudson in the United Kingdom, and “Muros somos: los nuevos muralistas mexicanos( We are walls: the new mexican muralists)”, in Mexico.
He has collaborated with different international brands such as Sony, Kleenex, Mercedes Benz, Perrier, Converse, Wahaca, Vans and Phillips.
His work is a combination of geometry and psychedelia. Through the use of simple geometric forms he creates a wide range of characters that inhabit a micro universe filled with atmospheres full of rhythm, color shades and optical illusions.
Dealing with scientific concepts like Gnosticism, quantum particles, fragmentation, infinity and cell reproduction, he provides a portal for the beholder to enter a mystical world full of math and questions about the nature of matter, spirit and our own existence.