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Running all Day I

Running all Day I (194)

Today I’ll introduce you the session I of “Running all Day”, my new drawing. Keep reading to know how this artwork was born…. 26/06/2023, Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪 June, as the month of movement Some weeks ago I started a new drawing that, for several reasons, I couldn’t share until today. Among those reasons I can say that June was a convulsive month, with ups and downs after the hack I suffered in which I lose my web3 profile. Also due to this reason, I jumped some days on my daily posts that I’m still trying to get back on track. June was also the month in which new things came: the opening of my physical atelier/shop/gallery at the Berlin Workstadt, which was a big decision to take. Also, the travel I did for my birthday that nicely distracted me a bit. And finally, the fact that for different reasons the creative meetings started to get less frequents, and with that also my productivity. In any case, I didn’t give it a second thought to these reduction of my creative and sharing activities: I want to keep the idea of the daily posts and the creative meetings as a something really spontaneous that gives me pleasure, right as they were born. But let’s jump into the drawing. Running all Day (I) Running all Day was born from listening to the music of Nodarling. The guitarist and singer of the band, Quique del Bianco, also sells his drawings at the Mauerpark. His stand is in front of mine and every Sunday I have the pleasure to exchange a couple of ideas and nice words with him. In one of those conversations Quique mentioned Nodarling. The day after, I listened to their last album: Space Rider during my creative breakfast at the Unser Café. I was shocked by their music, an energetic psychedelic rock with all the power and strength of an exciting space trip. Quite an experience! I didn’t know what to do when I started the drawing… I just had in mind to do a three vanishing point drawing so to keep completing the collection with Escher-like effects that I started to explore with A Wizard Without a Shadow and How Many Perspectives Are There? (see a partial collection of these artworks here. However, I drop some lines, and the music did the rest, here is the result: But tell me dear reader… How do you like my new drawing?Have you heard Nodarling before? Good night 🛸🤘🏻

M6 Landsberger Allee

M6 Landsberger Allee (193)

M6 Landsberger Allee is a (sort of) urban sketch that I did while travelling in Berlin using the tram M6 and the Ring Bahn S41. Here its story: 12/07/2023, Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪 Taking the M6 tram at Lansberger Allee This morning I opened the Berlin Workstadt and took my shift until 13. The morning was calm and uneventful, just a couple of persons entered but nothing really big happened. As the morning was calm, I replied some emails and then worked on an app that I’m developing (nothing really fancy, just something for taking care of my finances and the markets). Also during the morning, I coordinated with two persons offering things through the group Free Your Stuff Berlin. First, with a girl that offered a Matisse painting in an aluminium frame, and second with a guy offering some colour cardboards that I can certainly use for the markets. After my shift at the Berlin Workstadt, I headed my way to the house of Alex and Ono in Prenzlauer Berg. These fellas are two beautiful cats that I sit from time to time since August 2021. I spent the afternoon with them, working a little bit more. Then I headed my destination to pick up the painting and the cardboards. During my trip, I started to draw on my phone, initially just faces and then capturing the people around me. I took the two pictures without the authorisation of the involved subjects, who where so concentrated on their phones that they didn’t even realise I drew them, right as that guy on the M2 that I drew time ago. The stuff and some surprises The Matisse print is bigger than I imaged, around 1,2m wide and 40 cm high. Initially, I thought I’d re use the frame for one of my paintings. But now that I see the image called “Women and Monkeys“, I’m considering to keep it, it is a really nice composition. When I arrived to the second point, the guy who received me saw me with the big frame and immediately offered me more frames and paintings. Of course, I was very curious to see what we had. In the end, I finished picking up a big frame of 1×0.7m and a smaller squared frame of around 40 cm that I’d probably use for (Labyrinth 01). But tell me dear reader… I insist with this question: would you be upset if I draw you without your consent?Do you have cats? Good evening 🐈‍⬛🐈 Lufo

Artwork "Who Wants to Kiss" by Lufo Art

Who Wants to Kiss… full time-lapse video (192)

Do you remember my first post mentioning when I recorded the video of (Who Wants to Kiss)? Well, today I’m going to show you the result of the session 👀 09/06/2023, Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪 Who Wants to Kiss “Who wants to kiss… (searches for the mouth)” is an artwork with which I broke a couple of regular practices from my comfort zone. For example, I normally draw in a couple of sessions using pencil. Then, I draw on top of that outline with ink, this normally is a very quick stage. After that, sometimes I add more details and hatchings to give the drawing more depth and texture. Finally, I paint, generally in two sessions of watercolours: first giving the colour, and then the shadows. That is how I did for A Wizard Without a Shadow or Mitte. Instead, today’s artwork was a huge challenge because I did all of that process in one day. Actually, in just 6 hours. Questions Could I have done it in more hours? Yes. Was it stressful to do it in such a short time? Not at all! My point is the following: I do not do things because I feel that I must do them for someone else. Seen from that perspective, I didn’t have the obligation of finishing the drawing. I simply chose to do it. You might also ask my dear reader, how did you know that you were going to finish it in such a short time? I didn’t. I simply did what I felt in that time frame, the result was going to be good in either case because it was just an experimentation. It is also a nice exercise for your mind: one wants to add more details here and there, put some more textures to gain more depth. But I stopped myself and said: this is it. This is what we have got and that is how it should be. A nice collaboration Another practice I regularly do is to edit my own videos. However, this time that task was in hands of a lovely friend. She edited the video with mastery, synchronising the music with the evolvement of the drawing quite perfectly. Thanks Koromoto Music and Carolina Lares Jaffe! The video They say one image says more than thousand words, so I’ll stop writing and I’ll leave you with the video of Who Wants To Kiss. I hope you’ll enjoy it and don’t forget to like, comment and suscribe for supporting my work 🥰 But tell me dear reader… What do you think of Who Wants to Kiss?Do you often leave your comfort zone? Good evening 🎥🖼️

188 . I have got hacked - Update II

I have got hacked – Update II (187)

Hello dear reader, this is the update II after I have got hacked. Today I’ll share some more answers with you. 07/07/2023, Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪 Update II In the 1st update of #FreeLufo, I explained how some things created on Lens are associated to the handle while some other to the wallet. That’s why you will lose all your wall with the previous posts if you lose your profile NFT. Rebuilding your profile from the scratch can be a painful prospect, especially if you are building something on a daily basis, as I have been doing since 1st January 2023. I mean, is it? I could start with a new handle – something I might have done since my wallet is still whitelisted – and then work on a broad and massive communication. The “good news” about this is that if someone cashes in any of the posts I have created, the money will still go to my wallet. Even if the old handle is associated with a new wallet. The bad news is that the new owner could impersonate me, copy the new content and profit from it. However, this can also be solved blacklisting the old handle within the same Lens dApps. The Profile Guardian of the Lens Protocol To prevent hacks and phishing attacks, the Lens team announced the LIP-4: a guardian to protect the profile NFT. The profile guardian “disables certain critical actions such as approvals and transfers for Lens profiles. Profile Guardian is enabled by default and can be opted-out if profile owners want to move it to a new address”. This way, you will need an extra layer of actions before being hacked and losing your NFT profile. The Guardian NFT was deployed yesterday. Talking to the Lens core team These days I’ve been talking to the Lens core team, and I made them the following questions: As you can see, the answers are still uncertain although they are working on it. Probably a v2 of Lens will better protect profile NFTs, help people be more aware and not so foolishly lose their profile as happened to me. Fingers crossed this experience will get always better! But tell me dear reader… Would you like to join the Lens Protocol?Is it better to have 100% control of your content, or leave some oversight to someone/something that does it better than you? Have a good day 🔐👺

¿Qué pasó? (186)

La canción ¿Qué pasó? del grupo Bersuit Vergarabat me inspiró las líneas que hoy les comparto. El dibujo es una composición hecha apenas unos días antes de pintar la Partenopea in rosso e verde 09/09/2019, Nápoles, Italia 🇮🇹 Maldita espera, es el mejor tiempo perdido Bersuit Vergarabat es un grupo musical argentino que marcó fuertemente mi adolescencia. Sus letras bohemias y sus mensajes escurridizos, su rock de protesta y su esencia de guitarreada frente al fogón representaron para mi una imagen ideal en aquel el momento en el que yo también quería protestar contra todos, irme a vivir a las montañas, y vivir del aire y del pasto de las sierras de Córdoba para curar mis desilusiones. “Maldita espera, es el mejor tiempo perdido”… dice una parte de la canción, y eso pensaba mientras estaba en Nápoles en 2019. Me sentía en la espera de poder volver a Berlín, pero también pensaba que lo que estaba haciendo era el mejor tiempo perdido. Estudiaba y avanzaba en mi doctorado, y cada vez faltaba menos. Ese remolino de pensamientos pasaba por mi cabeza casi 20 años después de cuando intentaba encontrar inocentemente los acordes de esa canción con mi primera guitarra. Hoy, en vez de compartirle muchas más de mis palabras querida lectora, le dejaré la letra de esta canción, en la esperanza de que le brinde alguna reflexión interesante: ¿Qué pasó? Te torcieron el brazo…Y no bajaste más ni a la veredaNuestras pasiones cansadasEntristecen a esta era que acaba… Sola en tu guaridaSos el secreto de una ciudad perdidaQuiero cantarte para no olvidarteUn día y por siempre Si una gran caravanaSacudiera tus pupilasCon una procesión de ciegosQue trafican luces sin brillo Si tus faroles no ardenPor lo menos dame de tu carneEn mi canción te has perdidoNo encontrarte trajo mala suerte, y pregunto: ¿Qué pasó? (x4) Se apaga el cielo, está descoloridoY no lo ves de mirar hacia el frenteEl hambre ciego mordió a tu solEl mar por miedo perdió su quejido eterno ¡Maldita espera!Es el mejor tiempo perdidoTe apagas, me apagué o me apagásO qué haces, o qué hago, pregunto: ¿Qué pasó? (x8) Como yo vivo hoyEsa maldita espera…Como yo vivo hoyEsa maldita espera…Y esa maldita espera… Pero dígame estimada lectora… ¿Qué pasó?¿Qué pasó? Buenas noches 🎸🎶 Lufo

What happened?

What happened? (186)

The song ¿Qué pasó? (What happened?) by Bersuit Vergarabat inspired the drawing I am sharing with you today. The mini artwork was made just a few days before painting Partenopea in rosso e verde. 09/09/2019, Naples, Italy 🇮🇹 Damn wait, it’s the best time lost Bersuit Vergarabat is an Argentinian musical group that strongly marked my adolescence. Their bohemian lyrics and their slippery messages, their protest rock and their essence of guitar-playing in front of the campfire represented for me an ideal image at the time when I also wanted to protest against everyone, to go lost into the mountains, and to live off the air and the grass of the Córdoba mountains to cure my disillusionment. “Damn waiting, it’s the best time lost”… says a part of the song, and that’s what I was thinking while I was in Naples in 2019. I felt like I was waiting my return to Berlin, but I also thought it was the best time wasted. I was studying and making progress on my PhD, and the end was getting closer and closer. This whirlwind of thoughts was going through my head almost 20 years later of the moment in which I was innocently trying to find the chords of that song on my first guitar. Today, instead of sharing many more of my words with you dear reader, I will leave you with the song’s lyrics, in the hope that it will give you some interesting food for thought: What happened? They twisted your arm…And you didn’t go down to the pavement no moreOur tired passionsSadden this era that’s ending… Alone in your lairYou are the secret of a lost cityI want to sing to you so I won’t forget youOne day and forever If a great caravanShould shake your pupilsWith a procession of blind menWho traffic in dull lights If your lanterns don’t burnAt least give me some of your fleshIn my song you are lostNot finding you brought bad luck, and I ask: What happened (x4) The sky goes out, it’s discolouredAnd you don’t see it from looking straight aheadBlind hunger bit your sunThe sea out of fear lost its eternal whine Damn waiting!It’s the best time lostYou turn off, I’ve turned off or you’ll turn me offOr what do you do, or what do I do, I ask: What happened (x8) As I live todayThat damn wait…Like I live todayThat damn wait…And that damn wait… But tell me dear reader… Was this Tuesday also glorious for you?What did you have for lunch? Good evening 🥗🪩 Lufo

Lufo Art en el Berlin Workstadt (185)

Hoy es el glorioso día en que Lufo Art empezó a tener un stand permanente en la tienda Berlin Workstadt. Siga leyendo estimada lectora, para saber cómo fue este primer día y conocer quién fue mi primer cliente… 04/07/2023, Berlín, Alemania 🇩🇪 Lufo Art en el Berlin Workstadt El post de hoy es una actualización de el anuncio que hice hace un par de días. Esta mañana fui a montar mi stand en el Berlin Workstadt de Berlín y ya está todo listo. Fue un día largo, con muchas idas y venidas. Era la primera vez que montaba mis cosas en este espacio, así que tuve que probar muchas cosas antes de decidirme por algo. Bárbara de Colección Emma fue la primera artista del Workstadt en aparecer esta mañana. Ella es chilena y arquitecta, y dedica toda su creatividad a hacer ropa increíble con telas recicladas y de diferentes tipos. Bárbara se enamoró de mis dibujos y fue mi primera compradora 🥰🫶🏻 Al mediodía almorcé con G., con quien estoy preparando algo muy bonito para una nueva instalación 👀. Justo después del agradable almuerzo en Hamburger Bahnhof junto al río, volví de nuevo al Berlin Workstadt, donde permanecí hasta unos minutos después de las 20:00. A pesar del largo día, volví a casa con la gran satisfacción de tener el stand ya montado. Mañana será otro día ajetreado, tengo que comprar algunas cosas para embellecer aún más mi lugar… Espero que les guste la configuración actual del stand. Si estás en Berlín, ¡pasen a saludar! Pero dígame estimada lectora… ¿También fue este martes un glorioso día para usted?¿Qué almorzó? Buenas noches 🥗🪩 Lufo

Lufo Art at the Berlin Workstadt

Lufo Art at the Berlin Workstadt (185)

Today is the glorious day in which Lufo Art started to have a permanent stand at the Berlin Workstadt shop. Keep reading to know how did it go and to find out about my first client! 04/07/2023, Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪 Lufo Art at the Berlin Workstadt Today’s post is an update of the announcement I made a couple of days ago. This morning I went to set up my stand at the Berlin Workstadt and it’s all ready to go. It has been a long day, with a lot of comings and goings. It was my first time setting up my stuff in this space, so I needed to try a lot of things before I settled on something. Barbara from Emma Collection was the first artist to appear this morning. She is Chilean and an architect, and dedicates all her creativity to making amazing clothes with recycled and different kinds of fabrics. Barbara fell in love with my drawings, and she was my first buyer! 🥰🫶🏻 At noon, I had lunch with G., with whom I am preparing something very nice for a new installation 👀. Right after the nice lunch at Hamburger Bahnhof by the river, I head back to the Berlin Workstadt, where I stayed until a few minutes after 8 p.m. Despite the long day, I returned home with the great satisfaction of having the stand already set up. Tomorrow will be another busy day, I have to buy some things to make my place even more beautiful… I hope you like the current stand set-up. If you are in Berlin, come and say hello! But tell me dear reader… Was this Tuesday also glorious for you?What did you have for lunch? Good evening 🥗🪩 Lufo

34 en Toulouse

34 in Toulouse (183)

Do you want to know my dear reader how I celebrated my first 34 years of life in Toulouse?In today’s post I’ll tell you about this beautiful city in France, and what does “switcheó” mean 👀 34 en Toulouse 01/07/2019, Toulouse, France 🇳🇱 Since it’s my birthday time, I’ll remember another place I visited a couple of years ago: Toulouse. I arrived to that city because of something as random as choosing a place for the price of the air tickets, as I had mentioned I do in yesterday’s post. I liked the city: not too big and not too small by European standards, still with a certain charm of the historical centre, nice riverbanks, and with a fresh air of a young city… not because the city is young of course, but because there are a lot of young people. I remember getting a fairly central room in a hotel with few stars and a lot of surprises, where I stayed between 28/06 and 02/07/2019. The hotel was close to a local market which I visited several times, and where I bought fresh fruits that I brought with me during my walks. Human scale If there is one thing I did in Toulouse, it was walking, lots and lots of walking. The city seemed to me to have the perfect human scale to be explored on foot. Although it was summer, the temperature was still acceptable so as not to die of dehydration under the sun. On one of these walks I discovered a giant park, full of people, in a sort of electronic music festival. It was wonderful, I bought a beer and sat on the grass listening to the music, with absolutely no worries ahead of me. The night of my birthday, I went to the Concorde bar, a place with those little round French tables as small as characteristic. There I drank a good beer and made this little drawing that I am sharing with you today. In the drawing you can read “Something did clap and it switcheó”. “Switcheó”, a very streetwise and informal Spanish adaptation of “switching”, is an expression that C. taught me in 2017. “Switcheó” is the action of suddenly changing our mood, for example from anger to joy, or whatever, but fast. This expression is very much connected with the drawing “Ants 01“, but that will be a story for another day… But tell me dear reader… Have you visited Toulouse?What do you think of the little tables where you can’t even fit a peanut plate?Good evening 🍺🥜 Lufo

34 en Toulouse: una foto en el parque

34 en Toulouse (183)

¿Quiere saber como festejé mis 34 años en Toulouse mi estimada lectora? Pues siga leyendo, que además de hablarle sobre esta bella ciudad de Francia le contaré de donde viene el “switcheo” (acción y/o efecto de “switchear”) 👀 34 en Toulouse 01/07/2019, Toulouse, Francia 🇳🇱 Ya que estamos en la época de mi cumpleaños voy a recordar otro de los lugares que visité hace un par de años atrás: Toulouse. Llegué a esa ciudad por algo tan aleatorio como elegir un lugar por el precio de los billetes aéreos, tal como les había contado en el post de ayer que suelo hacer para estas fechas. La ciudad me gustó: ni muy grande ni muy pequeña para el estándar europeo, todavía con un cierto encanto de centro histórico, bonitas márgenes del río, y con un aire fresco de ciudad joven… No digo ciudad joven porque la ciudad sea nueva claro está, sino porque vi mucha población joven. Recuerdo haber conseguido una habitación bastante céntrica en un hotel de pocas estrellas y muchas sorpresas, donde estuve entre el 28/06 y el 02/07 de 2019. El hotel estaba cerca de un mercado local que visité en varias ocasiones, y donde compré frutas frescas que me acompañaron en mis caminatas. Escala humana Si hay algo que hice en Toulouse fue caminar, caminar muchísimo. La ciudad me pareció de una escala humana perfecta para ser recorrida a pie. Si bien era verano, la temperatura era todavía aceptable para no morir deshidratado bajo el sol. En una de esas caminatas descubrí un parque gigante, lleno de gente, en una suerte de festival de música electrónica. Fue maravilloso, me compré una cerveza y me senté en el pasto a escuchar la música. En ese momento ninguna preocupación se cruzaba por mi mente. La noche de mi cumpleaños me fui al bar Concorde, que también estaba cerca de mi hotel. El sitio tenía esas mesitas francesas redondas tan características como pequeñas. Allí me tomé una buena cerveza e hice este pequeño dibujo que hoy les comparto. En el dibujo se puede leer “Algo hizo clap! y se switcheó”. El “switcheó” es una expresión que me enseñó C. en 2017. Switchear es la acción de cambiar, súbita y repentinamente nuestro estado de ánimo, de enojo o alegría, o lo que sea, pero rápido. El “switcheo” está muy conectado con el dibujo “Ants 01“, pero eso será historia para otro día… Pero dígame estimada lectora… ¿Visitó Toulouse?¿Qué opinión le merecen las mesitas en las que no entran ni el plato del maní?Buenas noches 🍺🥜 Lufo