‘Pale Horse Lucha: The Art of Lucha Libre’ Is an experimental art 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.
Unable to combat the combined power of Oráculo and Renata Calavera, Serpentico abandons the spirit realm and escapes through time.
Pale Horse Lucha 'Serpentico' - Original character design concept.
Brought to life by professional wrestler Jay Cruz.
Mask and costume exectued by Lince Dorado.
Portrait and reference photography by Todd Bates.
...The air suddenly became heavy with fog and the smell of sulfur as the Serpent appeared before him. “What is it that you seek?” asked the apparition. Serpentico began to make incredible demands, some of which would have seemed impossible for even a God to meet. “I wish to become large and physically powerful so everyone shall fear my presence! A great warrior who can defeat even the most formidable man or beast with ease! I wish to become immortal and travel through time without limitations!”. The Snake God agreed to all of these requests and vowed that he would someday return for Serpentico’s soul in exchange.
As the evil, time traveling rudo luchador 'Serpentico' descended the staircase and made his grand entrance this, video was projected above the ring as DJ Tecnico blasted his original entrance music.
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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