Paintings

“If your goal is perfection you are setting yourself up to feel disappointment, because perfection simply does not exist.”

“Octopus Mind.”

Acrylic on Canvas

“Shiva in my dream”

I was attending an overcrowded event in one of those strange and surrealist dreams, the confusion and curiosity were overwhelming, people in the crowd invited me to participate, and I asked who we were waiting for fo. A woman pointed to a poster, and I saw the figure of a person with blue skin and four arms – she said – It is a ‘Uchiba’ concert (that’s how I interpret it), and then I woke up. I thought it was an interesting dream and decided to write this last line down in the middle of the night. The next day I googled the name, and Google suggested a different one… God Shiva and I found this Big surprise. 🙏🕉

“Shiva in my dream” (2004)
Acrylic on canvas
16″ x 20″ in.

“The Kiss After The Pandemic”

Ironically, the richest countries in the world have plenty of bombs, weapons, and ammunition, meanwhile, they cannot supply protective equipment for thousands of doctors and nurses in hospitals. It’s interesting, how the work of nurses, scientists, farmers, public transport drivers, garbage collectors, and cashiers today is more relevant than the stockbroker in Wall Street. You don’t have to be a journalist to see the reality of how developed countries are suffering and struggling, now imagine the underdeveloped ones.
We live in times when the best health insurance doesn’t give you a life-saving guarantee, where a stimulus package check can’t calm an entire country because an uncertain future awaits us. Right now we cannot use our expensive armed forces since we cannot kill a virus with a bullet, a bomb does not end with a pandemic, and modern armored tanks cannot protect us because they cannot see the enemy. It is time to raise awareness and see the most important things that a country needs, the economy is important, but without a better health system, we cannot push the entire nation.

I hope cooperation and solidarity will strengthen our societies. Individualism, arrogance, and selfishness in developed countries must end now to achieve the same goal. No more “My country first”. We are all in this together.

April 5, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 24 inches
Savaq

“The elephants of Dali invading the Gulf of Mexico”

This painting is a tribute to Salvador Dalí’s artwork and surrealist style, with a tropical touch of the city that opened its arms for a second and most important museum in the U.S. Here in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The elephants of Dali invading the Gulf of Mexico.

24 “x 30” Acrylic on canvas. Ready for an exhibition this Dec. 31. NYE at @mastrysbrewingco

“The Starry Night over St. Pete”

Acrylic on Canvas

“The Scholar’s Heart 🦅❤”

I don’t know if one day we will understand the connection between dreams and reality, or who knows, maybe reality is just another dream in a dream. I remember my dreams very clearly every morning, and I usually give them a little analysis just for entertainment. 

This painting is about a dream I had with a crow, those dreams that only make sense in our subconscious. Well, it turns out that the morning after having the dream, I found a poor dead crow right next to the old tree in front of my house. I recognized the blackbird because he/she always came to disturb the squirrels that inhabit the area.

I don’t believe in superstitions, nor do I try to connect the bird with my dream. It’s just strange. Since I could recognize the poor blackbird, I decided to bury it next to the tree. I did a little research about these creatures, and some people believe they symbolize change and transformation. But much more than that, it refers more to a spiritual or emotional change. These intelligent birds give us valuable insight into situations around us and help us adapt as needed.

Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, “The Raven”. Acrylic on canvas 60 x 40 inches.

“Love in the Time of Colera”

“Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no.”
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Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera.

Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

“Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle”

If your goal is perfection you are setting yourself up to feel disappointment, because perfection simply does not exist.

Acrylic on Canvas, 2020

“Sunflowers.”A Vincent Van Gogh Tribute.

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. ” ~ Neil Gaiman

First painting of 2019.
Sunflowers – Vincent van Gogh style.
18″ × 14″ inches. Oil and Acrylic on canvas.

“The Immigrant”

Acrylic on Canvas, 2019

“The Dream of Dalí”

“Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation”. -Salvador Dalí.

‘The Dream of Dalí.’ Acrylic on canvas 18″ × 24″.
Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

“Lennon & The Catcher in The Rye”

My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”
~ John Lennon. 

“Lennon & The Catcher in The Rye”.
Acrylic on Canvas.

“Viva La Frida”

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you. – Frida Kahlo.

Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

“Sagan”

“On our small planet, at this moment, here we face a critical branch point in history. What we do with our world right now will propagate down through the centuries and powerfully effect the destiny of our descendants. It is well within our power to destroy our civilization and perhaps our species as well. If we capitulate to superstition or greed or stupidity, we can plunge our world into darkness deeper than the time between the collapse of classical civilization and the Italian Renaissance. But we are also capable of using our compassion and our intelligence, our technology and our wealth, to make an abundant and meaningful life for every inhabitant of this planet; to enhance enormously our understanding of the universe and to carry us to the stars.”
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– Carl Sagan’s Message to Humanity.

Acrylic on Canvas.

“Dalai Lama”

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama

Acrylic on Canvas, 2019

“The Way How I Perceive Myself.”

A window to the soul. “Dream with Yellow Butterflies.” Self-portrait.
Acrylic on canvas 18″ × 24″, 2018

“Flamenco en Granada”

Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

“Angel Mercury”

Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

“United We Stand”

Acrylic on Canvas

“Mind in the Waters.”

Consciousness is a mystery, and mystery is something that people don’t yet know how to think about. Our brain and its complexity create a multi-universe difficult to understand. Philosophers, psychologists, and scientists are still trying to learn and discover this “Collective Unconscious” and “Unified Field’, that give us the potential to create, perceive, enjoy sunsets, write melodies and poetry. This energy connects us with the core of our being and the universe.

Humpback Whale painting “Mind in the Waters”
Acrylic on Canvas 24″ x 36″ inches.

“St. Petelican”

Living in this beautiful bay for so many years that I can offer a tour guide to native people 😆

I have seen museums changing locations, bars, and restaurants open and closing doors, an old pier that no longer exists today, and silent streets with retired people, to a central avenue crowded with four unique generations interacting simultaneously.

I dedicate this painting to the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, which always makes you feel very welcome. Let me introduce you to St. Petelican. This little guy’s eyes asked me for a name!

Acrylic on Canvas, 2021

By Savaq

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Digital Color / Black & White 

By Savaq

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Digital Art.

Painting, Photography & Design

Savaq

Painter, Landscape Photographer, and Designer, living in the colorful city of Saint Petersburg. Florida.
Style: Spontaneous Realism.
Influences: Surrealism, Post-Impressionist and Pop Art.
Acrylic, Airbrush, and Watercolor preferred techniques.
Self-taught + Graduated from the Art & Design school – Toulouse Lautrec. Lima, Perú. Collective Exhibitions with Art Aliens, Tampa, FL.

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August 30th

@ Flying Boat Brewing Co.

Collective Art Exhibition

@ St. Pete Artworks
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June 21st

Flamingo
@ Flying Boat Brewing Co.

May 17th

Mother’s Day Event
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