Size: 11"W x 14"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
The reason I chose the title for this piece was due to an anime reference involving arousal tangent to bloody noses. But why?
During my younger years I had a friend whom introduced me to anime. This friend had a medical condition that involved weak cartilage in his nasal passage. One day, while sitting behind him in a government class, he sneezed quite violently. So hard in fact, that blood and cartilage was launched in a stream of projectile gore all over his desk. He left to nurses office, leaving me traumatized as I stared at the mass display in front of me.
It is known that in animes, when a male (and more recently females) come into contact with something that arouses them, an uncontrollable burst of blood would spray from their nose. This dates back to Feudal Japan, when men and women lived their lives separately. There is a history behind bloody noses and attraction due to an influx of blood flow needed to support an erection. Hence, the "Rules of Erection"
I created this piece quite recently. It was on display at the Voertman's Gallery from May 2015 to June 2015.
Studio-based fine artist from Denton, TX. Augustine Cordero works with a variety of mediums. His subjects range from identity and desire to popular culture and intuition. Sometimes his work takes a surrealist angle. While at other times the aesthetic arrives by way of autonomy. Currently, his investigations involve the diverse forms of historical and material influences that the East has had on the West and vise versa. This emphasis is particularly apparent in the form of sex and consumerism. An influence that he believes has deep roots in the history of all cultures and their survival. Education: University of North Texas: Graduated in 2009 B.F.A. - Emphasis in Studio: Drawing & Painting MacArthur High School: Graduated in 2001 Preferred Mediums: Ink, acrylic, latex, spray paint, graphite, spray paint, watercolor, Rives BFK, Arches Watercolor paper, masking tape, excel blades, cardboard, panels, and canvas Online Portfolio: augustinecordero.virb.com