The internal chaos inhabits our beings, it results in traits forming the temper and directing the passion. We all live caos, and suffer from it, is part of our intimacy; it characterizes us, categorizes us… and, if we let it free, we run the risk of belonging to the grup of madness. No one dares to exhibit it, no one wants to let it loose.
The art of Edison Blas shouts a rebellious statement, in the midst of learned social forms. It takes us towards a delicious obscurantism that rescues our love for the primitive, almost wild. It ties our navel back to the earth and invites us to join as cyclical beings in a carousel of life and death; enjoying shapes, textures, and colors. Letting us guess flavors and aromas that unite our souls to the pulse of the earth.
In a work close to a ritual; the artist shows us his inner complexity in a blurred tone, displaying a passionate and deep human being who kaleidoscopically portrays himself in different facets, reflecting wounds and fragments of his world in a congruent mass of expressive and almost caustic ideas.
In his trajectory, Edison Blas shows his tireless multifaceted exploration in art. Through an obsessive search in diverse materials, he makes mixtures that leave behind purist techniques.
His courage is the energy of his creative process, that he embodies and impregnates in each of his pieces. His playful and irreverent spirit results in splendid works full of emotions that remain in his work, resulting in an appetizing morsel for the observer.
The influence of pre-Columbian art on his pieces is unquestionable, and it is interesting how his maturity has led him to a solid and modern work that places him within contemporary Mexican art.
Edison Blas is a painter from Oaxaca with a multidisciplinary artistic background. He graduated with a technical degree in Graphic Design from the Instituto Superior de Aplicaciones Modernas. In his career his participation in various workshops and courses of great importance stand out, which derive in the extensive knowledge of multiple techniques applied to his art, among others: Bambú workshop; General Engraving Course with Abraham Torres; Perspective and Human Figure with Per Anderson at TAGA; Marble Lithography Workshop with Per Anderson at Taller Rufino Tamayo; Critical and Painting Workshop with Francisco Castro Leñero at Centro de las Artes San Agustín (CASA), Oaxaca; Artist’s Book Workshop with Nunik Sauret and Magali Lara, at the Centro de las Artes San Agustín (CASA); Photopolymer Workshop with Byron Brauchli, at the Centro de las Artes San Agustín (CASA); Sculpture Project in Lost Wax Bronze at the workshop of Mtro. Juan Santiago in San Pablo, Etla, Oaxaca; as well as his participation in the High Temperature Ceramics Project at the CANELA Workshop, under the direction of Mtro. Claudio Jerónimo López Zedillo.