Ace of Swords: "Ace"

Daniel J. Valadez

    • 11 x 14 inches
    • © 2013
    • Oil on Wood Panel
    • Tarot Meaning: Raw Power, Victory, Breakthroughs, Mental Clarity
  • Warholian and Modern Eden Gallery have come together in to present “Tarot: Art of Fortune” a modern day reinterpretation of the classic intuitive “fortune telling” card deck. The show features some of the best emerging names in the gallery scene today as curated by Warholian’s founder Michael Cuffe.

    Although it’s roots may seem occult, Tarot was originally developed as a pack of playing cards in 15th century Europe to play French Tarot or Italian Tarocchini. Over time, individuals in the intuitive and early psychic communities began to adopt the cards as use as a tool to “read” an individual and offer spiritual guidance. Today Tarot has become more widely accepted as a way for individuals to find direction in the bustle of a modern world. With the availability of decks ranging from artistic to commercial, tarot has become a personalized standard of home libraries everywhere.

    For “Tarot: Art of Fortune” we’ve asked some of the top contemporary artists to reimagine their favorite card from a standard deck, into a work of art based on the imagery and symbolism present. “Tarot: Art of Fortune” features an amazing array of established artists that have been individually selected as important figures in emerging art movements at this time.
  • Daniel J Valadez was born in Santa Clara, California. He was raised in Visalia, California, only to make his return years later to the Bay Area. It was while attending West Valley Jr. College in San Jose that Daniel came to the realization that his passion for art was worth pursuing and developing. As a result, he moved to San Francisco in the spring of 2005 and began studying at the Academy of Art University. Years later, in 2008 he received a BFA in Illustration.
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