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Gustav Collection: Gustav VII, 2017

Oil on canvas, tapestry with two metal rods, 62 x 48 in

The Story Behind the Painting: My name is Gustav. I am happy today but also a little bit concerned. The closing was yesterday, final papers signed and sealed by our King today. Now I am the official owner of a little oasis in the desert, with a creek, a few dozen palms end even a few orange trees. Hard work and dedication to my Lord had been rewarded, but I am worried if I am worthy of such a present. My Lord is very kind to me. – Allois & Jorgé

 

Gustav & Kiki, 2016

SOLD

 Oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, framed, private collection

Gustav 1, 2015

 

SOLD

oil gesso panel, 24″ x 18″, framed, private collection

was sold by Paddle 8 Auction during LAAA Annual Benefit Auction 2016

 Commissioned portrait of Gustav, 2016 

 SOLD

Oil gesso panel, 16 x 14 x 2 in, commissioned, private collection

Empress Collection: Empress, 2017

Oil on gesso panel, 48 x 36 x 2 in

Virginia / Blue Dream, Permanent collection of Virginia Argueta, Miss Universe Guatemala

 

SOLD

 Oil on canvas, 30″ x 28″, framed, private collection

The story  behind the painting:
“The day I was crowned I had a visitor. Sir Gustav IV approached me during after-party festivities and informed My Royal Highness that it is his duty to lead me to my new Kingdom. Place looked neat enough, I agreed. Great honors come with great responsibilities, my Royal duty is to keep The Secret of the Floating Kingdom. There exists a blue  Edelweiss, this flower connects our two worlds. Blue Edelweiss is a symbol of my silence when I am here… “(Allois & Jörge)
 Olive & Laila 2, Permanent Collection of Joanna Cassidy

SOLD

 The story behind the painting:

My name is Leila, Olive is my butler. He is also my tutor, my confidante and, above all, he is my hair stylist. As a woman, I carry all my memories with me, these memories are intertwined between the curls of my golden hair. Some memories are dear to me, some other pain me a lot. Every night Olive brushes my hair with his magic comb and makes all the ugly memories hide and wrinkles disappear. To make this magic work we both must wear our medallions, they provide paramagical connection between Olive and me during the ritual. These necklaces were custom ordered by Olive from Locus Graham IV, jewelry designer employed by Empress Laila. In our Floating Kingdom such luxuries do not come free, and Olive had to pay dearly to acquire them. Being a true Gentleman, he never told me how many of his nine lives he had to forfeit to keep me young and happy. I know that Olive loves me.

P.S. Medallion design was inspired by Loree Rodkin jewelry. Medallions have moonstone center with black & white diamonds set in rose gold. (Allois and Jörge)

 Olive & Laila 2, Permanent Collection of Clare Grant & Seth Green

 

SOLD

Oil on oxidized steel, 19″ x 18″, private collection,  sold during LA Art Show 2017

The story behind the painting:
My name is Leila, Olive is my butler. He is also my tutor, my confidante and, above all, he is my hair stylist. As a woman, I carry all my memories with me, these memories are intertwined between the curls of my golden hair. Some memories are dear to me, while others pain me a lot. Every night Olive brushes my hair with his magic comb and makes all the ugly memories hide and disappear. This is our little secret of my eternal youth.  (Allois and Jörge)

 Margo, 2016

SOLD

Oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, framed, private collection

The story  behind the painting:

My name is Margo, I am the Collector. I collect dreams. Not every dreams but only the most precious ones: my own.  My collection is very large because I am infinitely old.  Unlike those who forget, or lose or even betray their dreams, I keep my dreams safe and vivid and sometimes I even make them real. Collection of my childhood dreams protects me when I am getting sad or lonely. That is why I am still a little girl.  (Allois and Jörge)

DISAPPEARANCES Collection

Series ‘DISAPPEARANCES’ is an endless marine fable. Sirens of the endless seas call for all of us but only the few have the strength to answer the call. The best and the bravest follow their heart only to never return but they are not lost. All of us who have been left behind, we can glimpse them in our dreams or during our last moments at sea. The cradle of all life keeps our best to itself.

Aurora & Kent

Oil painted giclee on canvas, “Aurora & Kent”, 40″ x 30″ at Voltaire Club, 526 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, Florida

Emperor Collection: Emperor III, 2017

Oil on canvas, 2017, 38 x 42.5 in, antique frame

Emperor 2, 2017, Permanent Collection of  Lori Jean Swanson

SOLD

Oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″, private collection, sold during LA Art Show 2017

Emperor 2, 2016, Permanent Collection of  Cheryl Giefer

SOLD

Oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″, private collection

Hunter, 2017

Oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″, framed

The story  behind the painting:

In the Beginning there was Darkness, then there was Light, and that was Good. But then The Shadows appeared and Shadows followed The Light. Everywhere The Light went, Shadows followed. You think of Shadows as two-dimensional, but they are Not! Shadows have volume, they have weight and they have intent! And their intent is Not Good… We are the Hunters, we hunt Shadows. Our names: Allan and Francisc. If your Light gets soft or starts to flicker, we give you a second chance. (Allois & Jörge)

Le Baron Collection: Christopher & Marcel, 2017

 

 

Oil on canvas, 2017, 30 x30 in, framed

The story  behind the painting:

 “My name is Christopher, I think of Marcel as my Guardian Angel. I am not alone in my belief; my father also thinks that Marcel is his Guardian angel. We all know this is not true: Marcel watches over our whole family but he guards only the kids, my sister and me. My great-great-grandmother found Marcel under a Christmas tree in our family home, Château de Tiregand. Marcel has been with my family ever since. Marcel watches over me, he helps me to be good during the whole year, but on Christmas Marcel oversees that Santa Claus is good to me. Marcel is very wise and very powerful, I am very proud of him! Marcel makes sure that my good behavior during the year is rewarded. Every year I am thinking very hard about what I want for Christmas, I want so many things but there will only be one present! Marcel never fails me but on Christmas Eve I am always worried if he knows what I really-really want. Many wishes but only one present, it will be so much fun tomorrow to see what my best wish really is! Merry Christmas!!!” (Allois & Jörge)

Marquise Arthur & Sir Flake, Permanent Collection of  Dorsay Alavi & Matthew Flint

 

SOLD

Oil on canvas, 2017, 30″ x 30″, framed, private collection,  sold during LA Art Show 2018

 

Dreamcatchers Collection: Dreamcatchers 2, 2016

Oil on oxidized metal, 19″ x 17″, antique framed

The story  behind the painting:

Dreamcatchers. The hunt goes on! It goes on forever, it started the moment your ancestors learned how to dream, and the chase will never end. When you wish that all your dreams come true, you wish the impossible. Only the strongest dreams may come true, because only the strongest dreams will be hunted down to be tamed and morphed into your reality. We are your Dreamcatchers. We are professional hunters, and as such we never go after sick, weak, or deformed dreams. If you’ll ever dream something grand and beautiful, we shall be ready! We get our strength from you, so if you want us to hunt down your dream, YOU must be strong and brave and determined. Who we are? Ask your Guardian Angel, he knows us well. (Allois & Jörge)
 Deamcatchers 1, 2016
 SOLD
Oil on oxidized metal, 17″ x 15″, antique framed

Kingdom Collection: Kingdom 1, 2017

 

SOLD

Oil on wood, 20.5″ x 20.5″, framed, private collection

Kingdom 2, 2017

SOLD

Oil on wood, 20.5″ x 20.5″, framed, private collection

Kingdom 3, 2017, Permanent Collection of Clare Grant & Seth Green

 

SOLD

Oil on wood, 40″ x 30″, private collection, sold during LA Art Show 2018

Kingdom. No Man is an Island… each man is a tower in his own Kingdom! I am Sir Lancelot du Lac, I am the keeper of the keys to your towers of loneliness. Be kind to me and I will unlock your Tower of loneliness and I will set you free! You will be The King of your land! (Allois and Jörge)

Kingdom 4, 2017

Oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″, framed

Amadeus, 2018, Permanent Collection of Dazza Del Rio

Oil on canvas, 20.5″ x 24.5″, framed

Amadeus. My name is Amadeus, and I am a certified darling. I am cute, I am fluffy, I drink warm milk and spend my days on silk pillows: high-maintenance Ladies adore me! Men?… not so much! no, men definitely do not even like me. But they have no say on the matter of my lifestyle of decadent indulgences, lifestyle provided by them and enforced by the Ladies. But enough of you, let’s talk about me! Me, I love Men! If there is one ultimate pleasure I cannot live without, it is a good fight. Men are good at fighting and killing them in mortal but fair combat makes my life worth living. I am a member of the Intergalactic Fight Club, and in search of a good fight I have to travel, I travel a lot. Actually, I visited your planet before, about 65 million years ago, on my five-time removed incarnation. Dinosaurs ruled the Earth then, they were terrific fighters! They were cunning, powerful brutes and they loved to fight as much as I do. Unfortunately, dinosaurs did not have Heaven or reincarnation, so eventually I killed all of them. I had to cover my tracks by a small meteorite, otherwise The Emperor of the Floating Kingdom could have learned about our not-too-legal Fight Club.

I keep a few trophies from my best wins, T-Rex tooth which is almost as big as me, honey-pearl from the deadly beehive of alpha-Centauri, top-hat of (Red) Baron von Richthofen. My dear ladies do not know about my alter-ego, they adore my soft and gentle side, and never suspect my nighttime adventures and what I do with their handsome Men. Sometimes I think that it is not the Men or Beast but Ladies pampering and Heavenly music of my namesake which will bring me to my end. I cannot help it, but the sound of me singing-along to The Magic Flute is excruciating to my sensitive audiophile ears! Wish I could sing Mozart’s latest operas, the ones he wrote after being invited into the Floating Kingdom. Oops, I do sing my favorite: “Don Giovanni in Outer Space” but all I get from the Ladies is a gentle cooing and some warm milk! I am a horrible singer!!! (Allois and Jörge)

 

 

 

 

 

Disappearances 17, 2016

 Oil on gesso panel, 48 x 36 x 2 in

Disappearances 17. How to describe a cloud to the blind, or an angry sea to a highlander? What does color White taste like? Maybe like sugar, or salt, or maybe like snow: its irrelevant, nobody cares. But we all know what color Red is: it tastes like blood, it smells like danger, it feels like pain! How do you describe the beauty and the loneliness of an open sea? Why do you hold onto the fading memories of those left ashore, still waving farewells from the safety of routine and boredom? You don’t, you shouldn’t, you never reveal your feelings to the indifferent. If you are an artist, you have nowhere to run, all you can do is hide behind the colors. If you leave enough of yourself in your work, then someday you may be allowed to break the bond, you may win one pass on board of a Flying Dutchman. You will disappear. (Allois and Jörge)

Disappearances 14, 2015

Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in, framed

Disappearances 14. I smiled as I watched my children build this sand castle, they never finished it because kids never finish anything. Kids think they have all the time they need in front of them… This was the last Castle they ever built, soon thereafter Humans came to our island and started building our homes and our castles for us. Humans called my children Trolls and for some reason they though that we live only under the bridges. Go figure! Simpletons, but tame and hard-working creatures they are! These Humans always had enough sense not to come close to our Last Castle. I am the one who oversees the Castle and the Land, once a century this is the place for The Family Gathering. We talk, we drink, we laugh, we dance, all the windows are lit and all the skies are set for spectacular fireworks! Everyone is invited, but Human creatures never come to the party, they must be afraid of the Storm and an occasional earthquake when the Party gets going! When in the morning I tuck my grandchildren to bed, I warn them of these Humans, of becoming like them: always unhappy, always afraid. (Allois and Jörge)

About the Artist

Allois is an American painter and illustrator, best known for the striking and bizarre images of Aliens in her surrealist work. She illustrated collectible edition of the stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Ray Bradbury "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER/USHER II," published by Gauntlet Press in 2010.

       

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