I call them tragicomic paintings
What the viewer experiences subsequently is contradictory
With treachery, advantage and premeditation I manage to transform an entire set of paintings into small sophisticated traps with which I seek to captivate the viewers, confront and challenge them, making them travel irremissibly through an unexpected esthetic experience
For me, the mission of art is to transform, not to flatter from a position of comfort. If I manage to touch a soul, a conscience, a mind, my work acquires validity.
My paintings are intimate like those lockets in which they kept the portrait of the loved one, a lock of hair, a love letter. The intention of my work is to make the observer come closer to discovering the fine detail -and once near, he or she will remain captive.
The main goal of my tragicomic paintings is to reach people’s consciousnesses by provoking a critical thinking process, searching for their reactions as a total being- neither pure sensibility, nor pure reason.
The content of my work is based on reality and the paintings confront today's troubled and incredible times.
Using black humor and sarcasm I talk about politics, violence, racism, injustice, corruption, life and death, virtue and vice, love and hate, religion, discrimination, solitude, identity and sexuality.
I open the key to the imagination
Leading the adult to the territories of children's fantasy
For each painting I use verses with a cryptic nuance. Images and words weave an enigmatic world with a suprareal character. The elements in each painting become symbols, archetypes of our collective unconscious.
In my paintings, there are layers of meaning in which each character acts in various directions. I paint real, mythological, historical, archetypal and fantastical characters.
My task is to observe the world around me and then translate this image of the world by transforming it into a world of images. I better understand my interior world by carefully observing the outer world, and vice-versa, I better understand the world around me via careful self observation.
Although an art work may seem to be an artist's individualistic vision of reality, it reaches beyond itself and touches any spectator willing to elaborate or challenge their own individual vision of reality.
To provoke emotional reactions and thoughts is my goal.
Painting for me is a necessity.