Abdul Vas is an artist born in 1981 in Maracay, Venezuela. There he spent part of his childhood, but also in countries like Suriname, Guyana or Belgium. And that was just the beginning of a life full of travel. Even today he lives settled between two cities,Madridin Spain andAmsterdamin the Netherlands
AC/DC by Abdul Vas
There are many trips that he has made, both for personal interest and for professional reasons, since he is a creator who has had exhibitions in various countries of the American continent, Asia and Europe. Mainly painting exhibitions, but also sculpture or drawings. And his work does not end here, since he has designed numerous covers for publications or his drawings and paintings have been integrated into the most varied objects, for example beer cans.
Well, to all those trips we must add the ones he has made to see live concerts of his favorite rock group: the AustraliansAC / DC. Something that is a real obsession in his work and in his life. He always proclaims that they are the bestrock and rollband that has ever been and ever will be. Many works and exhibitions bear the title of the group's songs or tours, as well as representing the musicians that make up the band on countless occasions, as we see in this huge canvas from 2007 in which AC/DC is distinguished about one of hislavish stages, and where the figures of Angus Young, the guitarist, and Brian Johnson, the singer, stand out above the rest.
This group and their music fill a very high percentage of Abdul Vas's work. He himself has recognized that he is passionate about music, and since he was a child and young man he listened to many great contemporary musicians. From Miles Davis to The Eagles or Beatles, or John Lee Hookeror Tina Turner. However, over time, the AC / DC universe ended up populating everything in his work.
And as with Australian music, the patterns in his work are simple and consistent. They are roundness, strong colors, a solid base and endless symbols that are repeated such as chickens, characters with spikes or trucks. It is a very personal repertoire and linked to the images that have always fascinated the author. Just as he loves baseball, to which he has also dedicated several works.
In short, we are dealing with a very peculiar creator, who is repeatedly inspired by the rock music of AC/DC to recreate a most singular and special imagery.