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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

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

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

Happy 38th Birthday: celebrating in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland 🇵🇱

Felices 38 años (182)

El post de hoy es sobre mis felices primeros 38 años 🫶🏻🍰🎁 … Pero también sobre una maravillosa noticia para Lufo Art! 👀👇🏻 01/07/2023, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Polonia 🇵🇱 Cambio de planes Hoy tenía pensado hacer un post mucho más extenso, preparado y bonito. Pero la verdad es que son las 22:42, ya estoy un poco cansado, y mañana voy al Mauerpark, así que tengo que ser breve si quiero descansar bien. Me limitaré a comentarles las buenas nuevas, que ampliaré a gusto y placer a partir del próximo martes. ¡Las grandes noticias! Hoy tengo dos grandes novedades para ustedes: 1 – Felices 38 años Hoy se cumplen 38 años desde el día que llegué a esta tierra, así que ¡Felices 38 años para mi! 38 años no suenan a mucho, pero ¡qué cantidad de cosas que pasaron! … Y uso “felices” en serio, porque si la huesuda me viniera a visitar esta noche se llevaría a un Lucas feliz y satisfecho de haber intentado todo cuánto pudo y quiso… y más también! 2 – Lufo Art ahora tiene un espacio físico A partir de hoy, Lufo Art tiene un espacio físico, mezcla de atelier, galería y comercio. El sitio se llama Berlin Workstadt, y está ubicado en la excelente posición de Brunnenstraße 26, muy cerquita de la parada Rosenthaler Platz. Allí estaré, a partir del próximo martes 04/07, no solamente con una exposición permanente y vendiendo mis dibujos durante la semana, sino que también produciendo más material y dedicándome de lleno a todo ello. Mucho amor A partir del momento que comuniqué estas dos novedades en Instagram esta mañana, recibí TANTO, pero tanto amor, saludos, mensajes, fotos y llamadas, que todavía tengo varias conversaciones sin responder. A todos y todas, GRACIAS INMENSAS. La alegría que siento mi estimada lectora no tiene nombre… Comenzar con el espacio físico el día de mi cumpleaños es más que significativo, cruce usted los dedos para que las cosas marchen bien! Tengo un espacio físico para vender mi arte nada más y nada menos que en Berlín… mi sueño…! Mañana le cuento sobre mi último día en Kostrzyn nad Odrą y un poco más sobre el nuevo espacio físcio. Por ahora le dejo un dibujo que hice en Rehfelde, un pueblo minúsculo donde comí hoy volviendo de Polonia. Pero dígame estimada lectora… ¿Qué es lo que más le gusta recibir para su cumpleaños?¿Se da una vueltita a visitarme a la galería? Buenas noches 🖼🎂 Lufo

Felices 38

Happy 38th Birthday (182)

Happy 38th Birthday Lucas!!!! 🫶🏻🍰🎁 … But in today’s post there is much more than my happy 38th birthday my dear reader. Keep reading to find out about the great news for Lufo Art! 01/07/2023, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland 🇵🇱 Change of plans Today I had planned to make a much more extensive, prepared and beautiful post. But the truth is that it’s 22:42, I’m already a bit tired, and tomorrow I’m going to Mauerpark, so I have to be brief if I want to have a good rest. I will limit the post to tell you the good news, which I will expand on at my leisure and pleasure from next Tuesday onwards. The big news! There are two big news: 1 – Happy 38th Birthday Today, the earth has made 38 turns around the sun since the day I arrived on this earth. So, Happy 38th Birthday to me! 38 years doesn’t sound like a lot, but what a lot of things happened! And when I say “happy” I mean it, because if the reaper would come to visit me tonight she would take with her a happy and satisfied Lucas. A Lucas that have tried everything he could and wanted… and more too! 2 – Lufo Art has now a physical shop As of today, Lufo Art has a physical space, a mixture of gallery, shop and workshop. The place is called Berlin Workstadt, and is located in the excellent position of Brunnenstraße 26, very close to the Rosenthaler Platz stop. From next Tuesday 04/07 on, I will be there, not only with a permanent exhibition and selling my drawings during the week, but also producing more material and dedicating myself fully to it. Lots of love From the moment I communicated these two news on my Instagram this morning, I received SO much love, greetings, messages, photos and calls, that I still have several unanswered conversations. To all of you, IMMENSE THANKS! The joy I feel my dear reader has no name…. To start with a physical space on my birthday is more than significant. Cross your fingers that things go well! And then I think: I have a physical space to sell my art, in Berlin, no less…. my dream…! Tomorrow I will tell you about my last day in Kostrzyn nad Odrą and a bit more about the new space. For now, I leave you a drawing I made in Rehfelde, a tiny village where I ate today coming back from Poland. But tell me dear reader… What is the best gift you could receive for your birthday?Will you come to visit me in the gallery? Good evening 🖼🎂 Lufo

Küstriner Polenmarkt

Half a kilo of strawberries (181)

Hello dear reader, do you want to know how I ended up eating half a kilo of strawberries by myself? In today’s post I’ll tell you about it and some other experiences in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, while the adventure in Poland continues. 30/06/2023, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland 🇵🇱 Everything starts with a good breakfast Today has been a very calm but also a very productive day. I started with a wonderful breakfast: the hotel I’m staying in has a bar and a bakery downstairs. The breakfast is included and served in there. I can say that is as good as the ones I have during my creative breakfasts in Berlin. In fact, for a moment I thought about bringing my drawing stuff and spending a few hours doing some art. Actually, I missed yesterday’s weekly meeting because I was here. However, for the sake of art and friendship N., T. and M. met in Friedrischain even though I wasn’t present, well done guys! In any case, this morning I thought about drawing but didn’t do it. The deadline for submitting the article I mentioned yesterday is very close, so I concentrated on that instead of the drawing. It was a good choice: I wrote for a couple of hours and then left my hotel around 12. The fishermen But, as I still felt like drawing, I went for a walk to get to know Kostrzyn a bit better and with my sketchbook at hand. I headed west, as if I would be going back to Germany. As I was crossing one of the branches of the Oder, I saw two fishermen on the river bank. I immediately stood up and started to draw them. They stood very still (as all fishermen usually do when fishing) and thanks to that I drew them calmly. However, when I wanted to take a picture of the drawing and the scene, one of them caught something. He quickly got up to catch his prey and right after both of them started to prepare their things to leave the place. So, as you can see in the photo, I never got the same picture again Küstriner Polenmarkt I also knew that in Kostrzyn there is a big flea market. That was actually my destination point. After leaving the fishermen I walked a little further and found it on my left. I won’t say that what I found was super interesting. I was expecting to see more handicrafts or “local” stuff. But what I found was mostly cigarettes, industrial clothes and shoes, and a few places to eat. I read some reviews about the market before I went, and they were pretty accurate: half of the stalls are empty, and there are hardly any people (especially compared to the markets I do). It seems that the pandemic had a big impact and the market has never recovered since then. In any case, I bought some very fresh and juicy strawberries, a T-shirt and decided to have lunch there. Before the food arrived, I took my sketchbook and made another quick drawing of the market. Once I had my food, I ate very slowly, reading (again) Jules Verne’s “A Trip to the Moon”. By the moment I’m writing these lines, all strawberries are gone 😜 But tell me dear reader… What makes a strawberry more attractive: red or green?Have you read any of Verne’s books? Good evening 🍓🌝 Lufo