Oroc Coro A Queer Artist for these times and times to come.

Posted: February 4, 2019 in *Celebration*, For your information, for your reflection, From us to you, HIGH queer art, we dig it., Yum Yum

An artist that we have come to admire not only for his art but also for his political thinking is Oroc Coro. One of the more interesting queer artists working today we first came upon his work on the site Queer Artists. QA can be found HERE. Many queer artists working today are doing some really out of sight paintings and drawing of the male nude in all sorts of poses and actions, others continue to challenge the notion of traditionally female work, (some good stuff is happening in that department too) and sometimes to our delight conversations on art, politics, queer art, gay art, what is it and what it isn’t. (Is a person a gay artist if he paints landscapes?) Sometimes certain artists stand out, artists that bring a something that has been lacking in all the other art on view. Real deal queer art, art that passes by just another hard cock, or a cute nice young man. (nothing wrong with that as we need more full frontal male nudity.)

It is among all the queer art that Oroc Coro stands out. Creating situations with not only his drawing but his body he brings us from here to there. He brings us by challenging us to see, to listen, to feel. We do not always understand where we are going, but know that we are seeing queer art of these times. We know his work captures us. We know we can’t get it out of our mind and we know we will not forget it too soon. This is why we love this work and this artist. Oroc Coro A Queer Artist for these times and times to come.

To view more of Oroc Coro’s work go to HERE.  To connect on facebook go to Here.

With Oroc’s permission we show some of his work here. To say the least we are thrilled. All works are Charcoal on paper except of course when he appears with the work. In this exhibition let the art and the artist speak. Let us take the time to listen. Scratch your head if you must but listen.

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When I talk to myself. 54″ X 40″ 2013

Dripping Delight Fantastic 89″ X 80″ 2016

I Still Believe 52″ X 40″ X 18″ 2016

I Ain’t Nothing But A Hooker. 42″ X 30″ 2011

Some of the work that we love is when Orco writes about them and posts the works on Facebook. Here are some examples. More of these wonderful works can be found HERE.

Here I am with my self-portrait called, “In the temple that Frida and Vincent visited”, charcoal on stained paper. I always find it interesting when people on Facebook talk about the narcissism in this forum (“Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick”, SHOCKING!). If you are on this medium, you are either A- a narcissist, B- a voyeur, C-a hooker trying to sell shit to people that they really do not need, or D- all of the above (I always check this box). I don’t wait for anyone to tell my story (like Frida Kahlo and Van Gogh), and I don’t hide behind my work or in life .”A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”- William Shakespeare

Here I am with my drawing (self-portrait) “Yeah, and your point is?”, charcoal on stained paper. There are (mostly some gay white men) who are upset that the rainbow flag will include the brown and black stripes to include gay men of color (racism much?). As a Latin gay man I could care less to be superficially included in your flag. What I find interesting is that gay man of color we are always marginalized in all communities. I do connect with the ones with the pink triangles that were cooked in ovens by the Nazis, and #45 and closet case Pence’s followers would love to see ALL OF US QUEERS baking. “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction.”-James Baldwin

Here I am working on my new drawing titled, “My Afro-Cuban hand”, charcoal on stained paper. I am a Cuban mutt (I have mixture of African, Spaniard, and the universe knows what else). I embrace all parts of my lineage, but I feel more connected to my black ancestors. Cuban culture (music, art, and everything else) would not be as great if it wasn’t for the African influence. “I’d rather be hated for who I am, then loved for who I am not.”-Kurt Cobain

One of our favorite works.


Here I am with my drawing (self-portrait) “Don’t shoot the messenger”, charcoal on stained paper. Big Daddy has given orders not to move, BUT WE ARE ON THE TITANIC! “Truth is like a fire; to tell the truth is to glow and burn.”- Gustav Klimt

In my Solitude

Here I am with my drawing titled “In my solitude”, charcoal on stained paper. I always feel the most alive when I am working on my work and when I am around my pieces. I perform with my work because when a piece is finished the creator becomes a viewer, and I always want to be part of the equation of my vision. I want my work to always need me, and I document this via photos that I take on a timer (usually). “I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.”-Le Corbusier

Right Back At Ya!

Here I am with my drawing “Right back at ya!”, charcoal on stained paper. According to the FBI, hate crime statistics are up (59.6% bias against race, 20.6% against Jews and Muslims (and Jewish attacks are the highest it has ever been recorded at 56% of that according to the anti-defamation league), 15.8% against sexual orientation). The orange twittler has helped enhance this hate, but his followers are worse. I’m going down swinging, I don’t know about you? “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”-Dante Aligheri

“I’m always amused when people say to me that my art is “just to get attention” (yeah Einstein, which artist does not like attention?). I also enjoy when they say that I’m doing this (art) because I always need to go against the flow of things. What they are really saying is that I’m the one with the problem, and that what I’m saying is invalid (there is no problem here?). Then, when those arguments fall flat, they bring up the money issue (“Who is going to buy that?). In other words, they are telling me to shut up, and that my work is only valid if people want to pay lots of money for it.”

Note from furbirdsqueerly: We can only say to this: If we had the money honey we would buy your work hang it on our walls and not care if old Aunt Elle came over and saw it. If we work for the new day we hope that we can kill that idea of money, rich collectors and capitalists in the art world. When we look out and see the who is who, that supports the arts we see a bunch of deranged folks who make lots of money on murder, mayhem and the destruction of people and the planet. Sometime in our lives if we value them we must start to live the new day. We must live in this world like we would want to see a new world to be. Others then hopefully will join us and pretty soon the pigs of the world will be top heavy and fall over. Artist never shut up. Never let anyone stop you! You are doing they are not. We can not let them interrupt our doing.

Traveling the Tarot. Art Photo Performances

 

The Moon

 Strength

The Devil


The Tower

In his artist statement Orco has this to say:

ARTIST STATEMENT

“IF YOU TAKE THE TROUBLE TO REALLY LISTEN WITH YOUR SOUL AND WITH YOUR EARS-AND I SAY SOUL AND EARS BECAUSE THE MIND MUST WORK, BUT NOT TOO MUCH ALSO-YOU WILL FIND EVERY GESTURE THERE.” MARIA CALLAS

IN 2004, I STARTED MEDITATING AND TOOK A WORKSHOP WITH DR. GLENN MORRIS ABOUT INITIATING THE KUNDALINI PROCESS. KUNDALINI IS DESCRIBED AS A SLEEPING, DORMANT POTENTIAL FORCE IN THE HUMAN ORGANISM. IT IS ONE OF THE COMPONENTS OF AN ESOTERIC DESCRIPTION OF THE “SUBTLE BODY”, WHICH CONSISTS OF NADIS (ENERGY CHANNELS), CHAKRAS (PSYCHIC CENTRES), PRANA (SUBTLE ENERGY), AND BINDU (DROPS OF ESSENCE). AT THE SAME TIME, I ALSO READ CAROLINE MYSS’ SACRED CONTRACTS: AWAKENING YOUR DIVINE POTENTIAL. DURING THIS PERIOD I WAS EXPERIENCING A SERIES OF EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL SETBACKS. MY DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL LASTED A COUPLE OF YEARS, BUT DURING ONE FULL MOON IN DECEMBER 2007, I WENT TO THE BEACH AT MIDNIGHT WHILE LISTENING TO MARIA CALLAS’ “TURANDOT”. BEING ALONE ON THE BEACH, WITNESSING THE MOONLIT WAVES DOING A BEAUTIFULLY SYNCHRONIZED DANCE WITH THE MUSIC, I REALIZED THAT THE WAY OUT OF MY DARK NIGHT WAS TO GO INWARD; THAT THE ENTRY TO THIS SOURCE IS THROUGH THE HEART AND NOT THE MIND. YOU HAVE TO SENSE YOUR INTERNAL PATH. AS I UNDERGO THIS PROCESS I COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT I AM DIVINE. “THE SEEING HEART” IS A SERIES OF DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS THAT ACTIVATE THE PRIMAL ENERGY AND CONVEY THE JOURNEY THAT IS TAKING PLACE INSIDE.

We would love to see an exhibition of Oroc’s work here in Hartford Ct. A exhibition such as this would certainly move the landscape and bring a breath of fresh air to all of us. Real Art Ways how about it?

Comments
  1. Elmer says:

    Wow! Thank you furbirdsqueerly for presenting this artist and his work. I am amazed by it. Not pretending to understand it but can I love it anyway? The Moon is a great one. It makes me feel good. I must say thank you for the link to the Queer Artist site. I find it interesting to see what Queer Artists are doing.

  2. Bill says:

    Thank you for sharing Oroc Coro’s work. He’s an honest voice among the noise, and he challenges us to open up. Might take a little lube to take it, but it’s worth it!