I remember that the greatest surprise was to see how long oils take to dry! And also, how many things get dirty… I still remember the subject was a still life of a handcrafted www.lifeofanartist.nl vase having some roses applied on it like a high-relief sculpture. In the vase were roses, too. It was my “early masterpiece” a thing for my mother to praise to her friends long afterwards. Well, quite surprisingly for me, I liked that painting, too. It’s a rule for me not liking my paintings more than a few weeks… well, with 2 – 3 exceptions.
What things inspire you to create art?
Things that I think are beautiful. And that can be everything. It depends by the artist’s eye. After all, isn’t the artist’s job to identify beauty where the ordinary eyes see nothing but ordinary things and so, to bring them face-to-face with that beauty through the work of art?
I remember a funny situation about a thing that inspired me. Well, it’s true that it was when I was abstractionist, so I’ve got excuses. So, being at toilet and having nothing, I saw some cracks in the walls with ceramic tiles and found that design interesting. I looked over them, canalized then and came to the conclusion there’s a nice subject for a painting. If you look over my abstract gallery, you will see a polyptych painting (4 pieces), green colors predominant, few of reds and blues. That’s the resulted artwork inspired by the crackled bathroom ceramic tiles.
What are you trying to convey through your art? What does it mean to you?
Well, I believe that an artist is to bring up to the worldview beauty, simply beauty as the main rule. The rest must be a rare exception. I think that what doesn’t fall under this rule is not art. As I think that an artist’s eye must be trained to see beauty, I don’t try to convey nothing but beauty and this means the whole philosophy to me. No other philosophy, not any alembicated discourse like “spotted in light of art, anchored in the synergy of facts, the recourse to reality, do not elude the meanders of concrete space.”