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The Gazes of Papua 2011-2023. Jose Luis De Juan. Art collection.

Updated: Feb 5


About this collection

"The gazes of Papua" (2011-2023)

Explore the rich culture and traditions in the world of Papua New Guinea! 


This is the first collection of physical paintings with an NFT certificate. Each holder of the NFT (Supply: 16 pcs) will get a physical painting.

Vibrant colours in the collection exude the strength and resilience that the Papuans display. The powerful Gazes of these warriors captured in the paintings will invigorate you to conquer each day with unwavering determination.


The 16 NFTs in this rare collection of physical paintings each have an NFT certificate. Each holder of the NFT will also get a physical painting.


Paintings from the collection "The Gazes of Papua" collection includes a selection of artworks from exhibitions:


"Papua" (2011), "Ab Origine" (2012) and "Aborigine" (2013),


And several small-format paintings and collages (2020-2023)



"The Gazes of Papua" offers a deep connection with the indigenous peoples of Papua New Guinea, a civilization that entered the consciousness of the Western world in 1930. Within a century, this vibrant culture has undergone a profound transformation, unwittingly parting with cherished customs, culture, and identity. Our collection strives to bridge this gap and immerse ourselves in their world, allowing their unique point of view to speak to us.

Do we see their soul through their soulful gazes, or do they reflect our souls in their eyes?

But let's go beyond words and let these mesmerising images tell their extraordinary story.




Discover the Beauty of Papua New Guinea Through Art.


Step into the enigmatic world of Papua New Guinea with our collection of paintings inspired by its rich culture and traditions. 


Have you ever wondered about the purpose behind the Papuan War paint?


It's a symbol of status, a shield against malevolent spirits, a preparation for sacred rituals, a deterrent to enemies, and a storyteller of heroic exploits and family size. This war paint not only struck fear into the hearts of opponents but also fortified the warriors themselves, instilling a moral mindset.


The vibrant paint adornments on their faces leave only their eyes exposed. The paint blurs other facial features, allowing their souls to shine through their expressive gazes. It seeks to conceal their thoughts and character, revealing them solely through their eyes.


Living amidst volcanoes, the Papuans exude strength and resilience by fiercely defending their territories and producing bodily reliefs with the aid of parasites. Their powerful gazes captured in our paintings will empower you to conquer each day with unwavering determination.


Bring the mystique and strength of Papua New Guinea into your life through our unique art collection. Let the gaze of a determined Papuan inspire and motivate you every day!




Artist

Jose Luis De Juan Barcelona, 1961


Bachelor of Fine Arts of the Faculty of San Carlos de la Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.


Since the late eighties, Jose's dedication to art and painting inspired him to exhibit his works at solo exhibitions, painting competitions, group exhibitions, art galleries, cultural halls, and public institutions.


Solo exhibitions: 13 solo exhibitions in private and municipal galleries of Valencia from 1989-2023.


Group Exhibitions and painting competitions: 1989-1993 more than 25 art events in Valencia 1994 Madrid, Valencia 1995 Valencia 1996 Valencia, Castellon 1997 Valencia 1999 "I am reading the IV Biennial of Pascual Thomas", UGT, travelling exhibition in Alicante, Denia, Benidorm, Vinaros, Castellon, Vila Real, Paterna, Sagunto, Lilia, Valencia, Torrente, Gandia, Hativa, Alcira, Engera 2012 First National Prize in the field of painting of the Valencian Rotary Club 2013-2014 Valencia 2019 Ourense 2020-2021 Valencia 2022 Art Gallery of 1819, Madrid Italy Switzerland Netherlands USA


2023 Spain Netherlands Switzerland USA England France Germany Italy UAE

Awards and mentions: 1990 First Prize of the II Darts Festival in the Taverns of Valdinha, Valencia 1992 First Prize of the II Painting Competition in Massamagrell, Valencia 1994 1st Prize "Clear Artist" in Suek, Valencia Finalist of the III Sollana Prize in Painting, Valencia 1996 Work "Acquisition of the XVIII Venus Prize in Painting", Almenara, Castellon 1999 Nominated for the XXI "Venusian Prize in Painting", Almenara, Castellon


Work in public institutions: The best Pinakothek in the Taverns of Valdigny Massamagrell City Council, Swedish City Council, Almenara City Council, Gazeta-Art Funds of the Castellon Deputation.



Discover the Intrigue of Papua New Guinea Through Art


Step into the enigmatic world of Papua New Guinea with our captivating collection of paintings inspired by its rich culture and traditions. Have you ever wondered about the purpose behind the Papuan war paint? It's a symbol of status, a shield against malevolent spirits, a preparation for sacred rituals, a deterrent to enemies, and a storyteller of heroic exploits and family size. This war paint not only struck fear into the hearts of adversaries but also fortified the warriors themselves, instilling the right moral mindset.

When these vibrant paints adorn their faces, they seem to leave only their eyes exposed. All other facial features blur, allowing their souls to shine through their expressive gazes. The Papuans, it seems, seek to conceal their thoughts and character, revealing them solely through their eyes.

Living amidst volcanoes, fiercely defending their territories, and even sculpting bodily reliefs with the aid of parasites, the Papuans exude strength and resilience. Their powerful gazes captured in our paintings will empower you to conquer each day with unwavering determination.

Bring the mystique and strength of Papua New Guinea into your life through our unique art collection. Let the gaze of a determined Papuan inspire and motivate you every day!



Artworks


Colored

Mixed media on paper Size: 15 x 10 cm


Black/White

Mixed media on paper Size: 14,5 x 20,5 cm


Mystery Behind The Paintings On Papua New Guinea


Linguistic diversity: Papua New Guinea has 851 languages, making it the most linguistically diverse country in the world.


Biodiversity: Although Papua New Guinea occupies only 1% of the Earth's land area, it accounts for 5% of the world's biodiversity, with abundant marine flora and fauna.


Third Largest Rainforest: Papua New Guinea is home to the third largest rainforest in the world as depicted with bright colors on the painting.


Unique bird species: The country is home to one of the rare species of poisonous birds.


Ethnic Diversity: Papua New Guinea is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, with hundreds of ethnic groups.


Cultural groups: There are more than 1,000 cultural groups in the country, each with its customs, weapons, costumes, music, architecture, and dancing.


Rural population: Approximately 80% of Papuans live in rural areas, leading a traditional tribal lifestyle.


Ancient settlement: Indigenous peoples have lived in Papua New Guinea for over 50,000 years, and historical evidence dates back 9,000 years.


As you immerse yourself in the captivating "Gazes of Papua" collection by Jose Luis De Juan, we encourage you to further explore the realm of digital art at NFA Space. Our platform is a celebration of diverse artistic expressions, where each piece of digital art is not just a visual spectacle but a story waiting to be told. From intricate traditional narratives to modern abstract creations, our digital art collections offer a wide range of styles and themes, catering to various tastes and preferences. Dive deeper into our world of digital art, where tradition meets innovation, and discover pieces that resonate with your artistic spirit at NFA Space.



Mint info

Supply: 16 NFTs

Price: 0.125eth - 0.15eth

Physical artworks: 16 pcs (for each holder)

Mint location: OpenSea drops Link: https://opensea.io/collection/gazes-of-papua/drop




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