A Rose - By Adolfo Arenas

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Grace & Ashes is delighted to present a new collaboration with Adolfo Arenas. 

A Rose" by Adolfo Arenas is an evocative piece of art that captures the fragile intersection of beauty and melancholy. The artwork features a poised figure, a ballerina with a turban, embodying both elegance and introspection. Her gaze is directed towards a rose that lies withered on the ground, a poignant symbol of beauty that is fleeting and the transient nature of life.

The figure's expression, holding a cigarette delicately between her fingers, conveys a sense of contemplative solitude. The turban and tutu combine to create a fusion of cultural and classical imagery, suggesting a narrative that spans different contexts and traditions.

In the backdrop, the fabric of reality seems to dissolve, with the wallpaper peeling away, perhaps indicating the passage of time or the shedding of superficial layers to reveal underlying truths. This visual metaphor adds to the thematic depth of the artwork, enhancing its storytelling power.

The monochromatic palette focuses the viewer's attention on the texture and detail of the piece, from the fine pleats of the tutu to the intricate patterns on the fading wallpaper. It’s a work that invites the audience to ponder the juxtaposition of the decaying and the ageless, the everyday and the theatrical.

This piece would be a thoughtful addition to any art collection, appealing to those who appreciate a nuanced exploration of beauty, impermanence, and the quiet moments of reflection that give depth to our experiences.


Each piece of this exclusive collection is stunningly hand-signed and numbered by hand in pencil by Adolfo Arenas Alonso.

Printed on heavy weave paper and produced from a graphite drawing that took months to produce.

Large size: 75×55 cm

Technique: Gicleé iris print, embellishment on Fine Art paper 250 grams.

An amazingly shocking grotesque and erotic work of brilliant contemporary art by a yet-to-be-exploited artist who has turned down approaches from agents and galleries worldwide who want to sign this young Spanish artist... they know a genius when they see one.

I would go as far to say he is the next Lucian Freud with a bit of Banksy humour mixed in.

Each piece is signed and numbered by Adolfo, with small elemenets hand-colored.

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