My way

Who am I?

I am a man who is making sense of his life, and has become a Fine Artist while adventuring into engineering, travelling and discovering what he is passionate about.

I believe in making relevant art; art that touches the soul, as other artists' works have touched mine.

My work weaves a thread of curiosity through a sometimes compromised sense of reality as I wish to access the uncommon, the ambiguous and mysteries hidden to the view of everyone. Within it, any symbolism is incidental.

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Symbolism is only valid if it brings an ambiguous quality to the artwork. In ambiguity mysteries lie, truths are in constant becoming, and realizations are never ending.

Art is neither a ritual nor a cure; it’s a confrontation. A ritual implies a covenant; a cure implies the search for a remedy; and a confrontation requires abandoning pretenses and facing up to defeat along the process. I can’t do art without the feeling I have nothing to lose.

"Art for me is neither a negotiation nor a solution but a realization process that occurs where dreams meet reality."

It requires surrendering to the process without capitulating along the way. Art for me is neither a negotiation nor a solution but a realization process that occurs where dreams meet reality. That zone is an area where we feel unsafe, and risks have to be faced.

There is no certainty in the creative process, especially when ambiguity becomes subject and object. Where there is uncertainty, there are creative choices.

"Where there is uncertainty, there are creative choices."

A drama in words requires lengthy words; a drama in brush strokes can impact a viewer in an instant: such is my ambition as an Artist.

Hall of mirrors

In the creative process, nature must abide by the laws of creation of the artist because only the Artist can transform matter through the clarity of his vision. It is necessary to prevail over fear of the unknown for the product to emerge, as fear usually channels us to trodden paths and the obvious.

The sequence

A connection with the individual viewer is rewarding, especially if it happens in unexpected ways. Such viewer may become a mirror of the Artists’ soul: another soul who unknowingly participated in the process.

"A connection with the individual viewer is rewarding, especially if it happens in unexpected ways."

However difficult it may be, desire drives my impulses despite these limitations. When this acceptance takes place, the experience becomes expansive. Almost everything is possible as long as I am here and now fulfilling my dreams.

Toronto, 21 April 2021

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