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Art for me is freedom, an open space that gives me infinite room for new ideas and viewpoints.
I am fascinated with the diversity in painting, and I work on different techniques and images simultaneously. The sum of diverse motives and methods is the overarching commonality of my art via imagery and pure expression to depict a state of emotion. The variety in the elements also gives rise to a new artistic perspective on the same subject.
I am driven by an innate, compulsive desire to create. Painting appears as a kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have over and over again. It’s a never-ending cycle of creating, pondering, planning, starting, completing, and starting something anew. I don’t paint things. I paint the emotion that those things produce in me. My work is a single expression of moments of joy, sadness, heartbreak, even fear.
The images I create seem to be linked to my very identity; it is part of what makes me who I am both as a human being and an individual. It is always, in a sense autobiographic. I make art to gain a feeling of catharsis, or an aha moment in the processing of my emotion.
When I paint, an intimate relationship between myself and the painting is created, and for moments the artwork seems to make itself and I only serve as guide or mediator, allowing all things to be possible so I paint until there comes a time when the air of the arbitrary fades and the painting falls into positions that feel destined.
Finally , I would say that I do not create with an audience in mind. The most important to me is that intangible ‘middle-part’ in which the end result is created. However, I believe that it is both the spectator and the artist who make a piece truly art: the artist must convey an emotion, and the spectator must receive it and therefore, every time a person is moved in some way by one of my works, I feel it not only as the ultimate honor but in a sense, as if the artwork continued its independent life creating an invisible yet indestructible bond between us.