As Within, So Without
As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…
Each landscape channels a certain emotion. The landscapes I envision are reflective of my inner reality, they are the emotional response to my thoughts and active beliefs translated into form rather than places of my walking life stored into my memories. I walk around and try to isolate moments out of the emotional landscape. I remember myself as a child - apart from the questions about life that I was constantly and cyclically asking of and wondering about - I remember the natural inclination of observing reactions and feelings expressed along with all the natural changes of the scenery. The topography of human emotions is constantly changing followed by the physical environment. What we desire, more than sunny weather, is not to be strangers, at least not to ourselves. When we succeed the sun seems brighter and the sea looks calmer... We are the landscape we are looking at, it is not about integration it is about recognition. I don’t paint reality as it is collectively perceived, I paint my inner reality with my back to what the eye can see. Everything I focus on becomes a journey through time; a deep tension between physical reality which rises towards the corporeal form and inner reality; and an upheaval of perceptions seen as the divine, part of the expanded consciousness. I use references to the real world, particularly using the human figure as a mirror; to discreetly guide the communication that will take place between my creation and the spectator. Abstract shapes or gestural marks are not an attempt to represent the external reality nor its effect; they are for me symbols of the inner world; the world of dreams, ideas, thoughts from which the entire creation springs.
Notes on ‘As Within, So Without’, 2020