Artist statement I enjoy the act of painting however antiquated it may seem today. I use acrylic paint because it dries fast and can easily be painted over, and changed without fuss. I prefer to use a square canvas whenever possible because I like the symmetry and balance it provides. I often use the palette knife, which permits me to define a stroke and apply the paint with precision. I started as a landscape artist, attracted by the harmony in nature. I traveled extensively in France, Tuscany, and northern Italy observing details, light, distance, and the contrast of the land. It was so enriching. Every town and village has its history, its gastronomy, and traditions. However, year after year of capturing this scenery, I asked myself, what was it that made me paint landscapes? Then, I realized, it was color, the beauty of color. I needed a more challenging subject matter, and, so, I turned to abstract. It would be difficult for me to imagine the world in shades of grey. Color is essential, it is vital, and animation. It provides a dimension of power and solidness.
It seems that painting as an art form doesn't exist anymore as a valid medium of artistic expression. In a world that celebrates happenings and digital art, the brush and the canvas face even more challenges and could become obsolete. I see the future of my art as an ever-evolving search for beauty and meaning in the shades and hues of the color it depicts.
Authenticity and creativity are the most important aspects of my art. The title of my last project is The sunsets I didn't see, which was created during the pandemic, while I was alone during the strict lockdown for months. I could only see a tiny piece of the sky from my window, which made me wonder what the magic was like outside.
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