Pale Horse Lucha: ‘Ride Into The Nightmare’

‘Pale Horse Lucha: The Art of Lucha Libre’ Solo Exhibit explores the uniquely human condition of existential conflict and challenges traditional perceptions of creative expression by bringing ideas to life through a diverse array of artistic mediums. 
Presented through the lens of the century-old Mexican tradition of Lucha Libre and drawing inspiration from world mythology, Eastern religions and science fiction novels, this series examines the timeless concepts of good and evil, life and death, and the journey into the afterlife as they collide with the supernatural elements of time travel, psychic abilities and alternate dimensions to spawn a mystical universe.
Within each of us, there is a hero waiting to emerge, but we are often held captive by our own fear, pain and self-doubt. Look inside, find your greatest ambition, invoke the courage to break the spell and conquer the dark forces keeping you from fulfilling your true potential. 
Free of his mortal confines, Oráculo travels into the depths of Renata Calavera’s consciousness in search of the demonic entity that holds her captive.
Pale Horse Lucha 'Oráculo' - Original character design concept.
Brought to life by professional wrestler Jay Rios
Mask and costume exectued by Lince Dorado.
Portrait and reference photography by Todd Bates.
...As Oráculo put on the mask for the first time, a brilliant white light emanated from the mysterious symbol stitched into the forehead and he felt a powerful energy course through every fiber of his body. “As I once was, YOU are now Oráculo! Surrender to the will of the universe! BECOME YOURSELF!” urged his Grandfather. With his transformation complete, Oráculo began his journey to Mexico City, seeking to carry on the legacy of his Grandfather through Lucha Libre and find out the man who was destined to become his ultimate adversary.
Limited-edition 'Ride Into the Nightmare' T-shirt available here.
Own the gallery artwork from this exhibit. Click here for pricing and purchase options.
 
Explore these links below to dive deeper into the project & illustration series as the mythology continues. Video is coming soon!
 
Pale Horse Lucha: Dedicated Website, created by Adam Kuhn
 
 

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