Victor Bregeda is a magnificent example of contemporary surrealism. Today we focus ourselves on the beautiful Bregeda art that captures life moments when we are tested. These intense moments should be viewed as opportunities to grow. We will discuss the paintings that showcase this force and can be considered inspiring.
Our first artwork is titled Leap of Faith. The title to this powerful painting says it all.
The coffee mug and book suggest what started off as an ordinary morning. But then, our character sets out to break free from his routine. He no longer desires what is ordinary and seeks out something more. The windmill in the background promotes the winds of change. While the face hidden amongst the clouds, represents a simpler time-perhaps when our character was a young boy.
He refuses to remain stagnant another moment, like the sailors left drifting in the waters. He will take his chance. He will take his Leap of Faith.
Our next artwork is titled Lucky Number and is composed of two parts.
It opens to a regular game of pool. We see a man concentrating on what appears to be the final shot of the game. The look on his face and positioning of his hand suggest the power of the moment. The number seven is present on the final ball; symbolizing luck is on his side.
But wait; take notice of the small figure in the left corner. It appears he is cheering our player on. Could this be his friend or mentor that recognizes the significance of this moment? Could this be the game changing shot that will lead him to his destiny?
Brace yourselves, folks. This is serious.
Next Move tells multiple stories in one, visual composition. The painting opens to an extreme moment, in the game of chess, between two men.
The first gentleman, on the right, seems to be in control of the match. He is chewing on his glasses and patiently awaiting his opponent’s next move. A small figure observes the scene from the above balcony. This is one of several examples of how Victor Bregeda applies his meta-realistic method to draw out thoughts and emotions of his characters.
The view of the other player is formed from a haze. This man is looking down upon the board in contemplation of his next move. In this moment, Bregeda introduces the second storyline. The hand of God resting atop the man’s head is the sign of the spiritual connection with our Creator. The chessboard comes to life with characters unfolding a life story.
This piece presents some insight as to how our life decisions are directed by God of the Universe. This notion brings about comfort in knowing that we are not alone on our paths or our next move.
In Setting the Stage, Victor depicts nature in the form of a person made from flowers. He is playing chess with the constructs of humanity, represented by a person made from buildings.
The players are down to the end game, as most of the pieces are missing from the board. They now lie in a jumbled heap upon the tabletop. Each player has just one piece left remaining on the board. Although the chessboard stretches off to the limitless horizon, the players are in an enclosed room playing their game. Shown hanging on the wall of this room, is the yin-yang emblem, ancient symbol for the interaction of opposites, each containing an element of the other.
Similarly, Victor shows the person made of buildings as wearing a flower boutonniere, and the person made of flowers containing a small building. The implication is that the friction between nature and human progress is also a union of opposites, such as yin and yang. Is it possible for the two to coexist in peaceful unity?
Each of these artworks represents a powerful message. Although much of the undertone is discreet, it is undeniable. These intense moments shape our lives. They guide us down our daily paths and eventually to our destiny…