My background as a painter is not in Fine Arts. I arrived at painting through Psychology. Painting for me, therefore, is an activity of self-exploration, emotional evolution, and therapy. I fully embrace what Pollock has said about this art: “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is”. Indeed, my painting is about self-discovery even when I make references to social issues, even when they seem mere objects or abstractions.

     “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance”, said Aristotle. My attempt at geometric shapes is a struggle to digest, tame, rationalize the raw energies and semi-conscious volitions imposed on me from my inner world. It feels to me like using a glass to collect water from a fountain. The glass can be beautiful but should not distract the drinker from the water. The glassmaker, the painter, only produces the glass, the taste of the water is particular to the drinker. More often than not the glassmaker tries to manipulate the drinker in order to quench the thirst of his own ego. The best path is to not be arrogant and, as an act of respect for the water, let the drinker drink and taste the water at the drinker’s own will. I can offer water, but I cannot make you drink it and, much less, I can’t choose how its taste is going to feel for you.

In summary, I try to not control what my art may signify to others, even because that is impossible for any artist. As if it was my child, I just want to see my art grow healthier and more mature. 


A Man

of  Zen