Playing with the Other Gods
The dreamer dreams and when the dreamer within the dream awakens I paint what I remember. It is not about escaping reality. Many times I recognise the world we live in as a collective projection of imagination and therefore unreal from a viewpoint, but I still desire to be part of it and sense it real. I feel many of my dreams are just translations of events occurring in other levels of the greater psyche and I can't pretend I understand them but this doesn’t mean I don’t wish to dream any longer.
At the core of my work is to understand who I am and how my psyche influences matter. I am essentially human, not intellectual. I am personal, I do not always understand what I paint, I rather play. I move in a finite form with an infinite imaginative mind. Abstraction allows me to perceive what I cannot see with my physical eyes and to explore with finite means the infinite.
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.
What absorbs me in is the psyche's response or reaction to the vibration of each colour and it doesn’t mean I am cognisant of colour’s power just that I am aware of it. I do not have to intellectually know and prove what is real, sometimes it is enough to feel the connection between the colour and the human body.
Notes on ‘Playing with the Other Gods’, 2020