AR[ T ]MOIRE
“We are more alike than different. We Are One.”
"Whether it is visual art, literature or music, if I don’t create, I go crazy. Anyone can learn the skills to create a beautiful piece of visual art, a good rhythmed poem or a catchy tune. We all have it in us. An artist needs to create to communicate; media, support, supply quality, place and time are irrelevant. That intention to communicate ideas and stories is what drives me to create."
November 1, 2019
"My art is only a need that comes from within, a way of being, a way of life, an eternal conversation that the artist makes to confront himself. It is a form of pure selfishness whose object is the work. A picture can represent but cannot say, the picture is an end in itself".
November 12, 2019
"Art is like a hot fire on a winter evening; when you get closer, you feel good, it helps you feel less alone and indeed in the company of the brilliant men who produced it and places created full of beauty and mystery. Through its hypnotic language, made of silence and motionless forms, it takes you to a non-time in which your point of view is expanded."
June 18, 2020
“If you want to be an artist, never expect that inspiration will come to you on a daily basis. Just go to your studio and get yourself ready for working hard, and then, in hours, inspiration can come along. But it is not guaranteed. Only hours of hard work and practice will help you to create something spectacular.”
December 21, 2019
"Art is not just about what appeals to the average Joe, it is far more than that, it is transcendent and speaks about things that the average Joe hasn't thought of before, so that he can raise himself a bit above his current level of humanity. Art is the voice of intuition in action."
February 28, 2020
"Each of us has a unique voice, a way of walking, breathing, postures and gestures that are our own. I try to paint in that way, not to do it as admired painters or as I did a few years ago because one is not the same person all his life. Also, becoming more conscious of what interests me, in my loves, in my places and not in issues that seem to be a legacy, in a way that somehow guarantee us some approval from others, I try not to "do" thinking about pleasing but going deeper and without taking into account the time it takes for each painting, put in words it sounds very nice but that’s how it is, a subtle difference that does not mean that the paintings are better even if it makes them sincere."
August 9, 2020
“A work of art is unique because it is inimitable. The law of gravity, if it had not been discovered by Newton, would sooner or later be discovered by another scientist. A painting, a sculpture, a piece of music or a work of literature, if it had not been created by the author, would not have ever been created by anyone else!”
November 26, 2019
"The representation of the sexual act often occurs in my works. A moment in which the bodies speak and the souls unite. It is pure healing energy, it is the meeting of oneself through the other. And the awareness that we are much more than meat. Pleasure and beauty are all I want to express. Because it is through all this we came into the world. It is an explosion that unites feminine and masculine energy through sex."
February 10, 2020
"By nature, we are solitary beings. Born alone, alone we undergo unique experiences, and finally, die alone. Only in deep solitude when the mind stills, is a state of fullness obtained. When solitude decreases, the mind tends to become extroverted. In solitude, we experience deeper joys and purposes within and go beyond the limitations of the quotidian. The present phase of these paintings, then, are inspired by the study of ancient Sanskrit texts, so as to grasp the roots of Being."
March 7, 2020
"Empathy serves as a primary guide to my process. I strive for a kind of reticence, an ambiguity that teases your curiosity to keep you guessing at what thoughts lurk behind those eyes. When a neutral expression is adjusted just right, it can trigger an illusion that the face is on the verge of sliding into different moods. It’s a kind of subtlety that serves as a mask hiding a complexity beneath."
August 14, 2020