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Elizardo Mojica B. 1993
Elizardo Mojica
B. 1993
Ever Danced With The Devil In The Pale Moonlight?
Charcoal and pastel on paper
24 x 16 inches
Elizardo Mojica
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
The Joker, a character from one of the early Batman movies, is certainly charismatic but a vicious, calculating, psychopathic killer and criminally insane to boot. Every glance at his posture and facial expression imbues in the viewer a sense of impending doom, a feeling that a horrifying and uncontrollable scenario is about to unfold.

Here, he’s about to commit the most terrible crime. You don’t know what it is but you can sense it, like a cold shiver down your spine. His whole being is evil, and it’s based deep, deep within his persona.

We all have an element of evil, a little dark side that we keep under control, because without that control, the “Jokers” of this world would wreak havoc and bring about the collapse of the world as we know it.

Our only hope is the Dark Knight, but he is nowhere to be found.

So, have you ever found yourself in a terrifying situation and there's no one around to come to your rescue?.... Got the shivers yet?

Elizardo Mojica (b. 1993). Elizardo grew up with relatives who embraced the love of drawing and, since his childhood, he has been inspired by both art and his family to become a fine artist.

Starting with animations and simple sketches he began to incorporate this new talent into his personality and soon it became part of him, always embracing the idea of creating something out of nothing with an emphasis on the skill necessary to the art form.

Making his way through high school he was introduced to many other forms of art, such as ceramics and sculptures. He studied under the guidance of Jamaican artist Dervin Leiba, a talented realist and surrealist artist specializing in drawing and painting. It didn’t take long for Elizardo to become influenced by Dervin and he rapidly learned about abstract, realist and surrealist graphite pencil techniques and started his journey to becoming a professional artist.

On the verge of finishing high school Elizardo was approached by his guidance counselor Anita Ruan and was introduced to Ani Art Academies Anguilla. Purely by seeing the art produced by other apprentices and the instructors Elizardo immediately began making preparations to attend, such was his admiration for the Waichulis approach and the instructor on island, Tim Jahn.

When Elizardo started the Waichulis curriculum provided by Ani Art Academies he encountered a new challenge as he began working with charcoal and pastel, techniques and media that he had never encountered before. As his progress increased Elizardo was anxious to put the ideas that ran through his mind on paper and give in to the burning passion that was ignited at a very early childhood, the passion for art.

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