Lu Tenorio, also known as Lhunatica is a Venezuelan artist who, at the age of 22, embarked on a journey as a political refugee to France in the pursuit of life-changing experiences, safety, and meaningful connections. All of this compelled her to leave her family behind and create a home in foreign lands, which has in turn helped her reinvent herself on her new path towards artistic expression. Lu began drawing at a very young age, but it wasn't until 2004 at the age of 12 that, whilst marvelling at Diego Vélazquez' works at the Prado Museum in Madrid, she discovered the wonders of art and decided that this would in fact become her raison d'être. In the words of Henry Matisse, "creativity takes courage," and that is precisely what has enabled her to hone and conceptualise her artistry--unafraid to reconcile with her feelings of solitude, uncertainty, and doubt to create a world of fantasy for her and others to rejoice.
“A hundred times I was upon the point of killing myself; but still I loved life. This ridiculous foible is perhaps one of our most fatal characteristics; for is there anything more absurd than to wish to carry continually a burden which one can always throw down? to detest existence and yet to cling to one's existence? in brief, to caress the serpent which devours us, till he has eaten our very heart?” ― Voltaire, Candide Zero Edition 0/12 The Zero edition is the OG edition created by the artist in the digital format of an NFT. This edition allows the owner to privately contact the artist and be granted a special 50% discount to acquire the printed versions of the artwork. There are only 12 printed editions of this artwork. Printed with a high pigment technique on a 5mm metallic sheet.