Painting has been my way of healing, understanding the world around me and the whole experience of life itself. My body of work mainly consist of figurative oil paintings, portraits of women that are characterized by bright colors and geometrical elements.
My work has been focusing on the human form ever since I’ve started drawing as a child and it took me a long time to understand why. There is a fundamental need in me to understand the human species, to understand our world and how we fit in it. This need was partly explained to me when I heard Mr. Eckhart Tolle say that humans are nature wanting to witness itself. I always struggled with understanding the place of humans in our world but indeed our power of observing and documenting is unique to us, and I wonder whether that is the purpose of mankind and whether that is why I feel this need to understand. I explore nature, psychology, philosophy, science, spirituality, religion, anything that would give me more knowledge about humanity including myself. I don’t expect to have a final definition, I just feel a joy and pure bliss in exploring this endless subject.
I put everything I observe in portraits of women that are partly myself as I travel through characters exploring different views. The geometry helps me put together the story I want to tell, it gives me separate spaces that combined show the whole puzzle. Like the human form, bright colors were always present in my work which is why I love so much oil paints that are the most vibrant.
I have made a lot of explanations about my work, and though it changed in style the theme was always the same, but now with my own maturity I come to some conclusions of what I am doing and why. The goal in my work is to communicate my conclusions about humanity, to start or join the conversation about who we are and all the why’s that follow. Maybe understanding our purpose and ourselves will help us suffer less, and prevent us from spreading suffering by war, violence, destruction. I want this for myself, and I want it for everyone else.
“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.”
– Eckhart Tolle