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an artist’s statement

A prevailaing aspect of my work is the necessity to express the blur, either as a texture, or by superimposing foggy layers of paint, using inderterminate boundaries. When I ask myself why, I recognize a central idea of my thinking: the blur is the best way to express the truth. I find in blurred visions beauty that I have never seen in bare clarity. Haziness incarnates the movement of life, the dynamic of things that keep changing, it is the realm of infinite possibilities, the blur is a space where nothing is fixed and where anything can come into existence. I have long been fascinated by the blur, the fog, all the invisible forces that surround us, modify us and keep us still. In my work I try to relay the emotion born from this contemplation. When it succeeds, the result let a link appear between a personal history and a stolen vision of the nature of things. In our minds, it is possible to travel endlessly, to imagine the existence of indefinite number of possibilities, worlds, futures, our heads can comprehend the immensity of the universe but our bodies remain here, in this place. We carry within us this duality of a wandering spirit constrained to a motionless body dragging us to rationality. The myth of Icarus best illustrates this tragedy of the reduced mobility of a Man with an unlimited spirit. Art is an answer to the need to establish connections with the universe beyond this constraint. Painting allows to blend in the complexity of the world by mixing colours on the canvas. It is a way to think aside of thoughts, a way to live and feel without having to conceptualize life. The artist makes connections with buried resources at the same time that he is the instrument of a force he blindly follows. He does not know where he goes, and does not seek knowing, he abandons himself to colour. It is on the path that the link between Man, Nature and the Cosmos builds up. The painting makes visible this blur we marveled at in secret, this alchemy of forms without edges. It is not ambition that guides me nor the desire to compete, it is the primal need to create and the grace we reach sometimes through painting.

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Profile for ARTiculAction Art Review

ArticulAction Art Review May 2013  

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ArticulAction Art Review May 2013  

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