I believe every human being is much more than what other people can see, and even much more than what others may actually know or can guess or perceive.
But interestingly enough, every person is even way more than what she actually knows about herself! The human Mind is a labyrinth of unconscious conflicts, fears and stories; while the Soul, where the talents and dreams live, is usually kept so hidden any person rarely gets to know it completely in a lifetime.
This “unconscious complexity” gives life to an inner conflict between the desire to shine and the fears that hold a person back. This conflict deeply fascinates me because it manifests differently in each person. With my art, I give a shape to this eternal battle between Ego and Soul.
I usually depict what I sense in other people both at a conscious and unconscious level: my aim is to go beyond what I can see and rationally understand of a person, trying to expose her wholeness. My process involves connecting energetically to the Ego and the Spirit of a person and allowing the colours to fill the canvas from that space. This usually comes in the form of a portrait, and it is completed by some abstract elements, which is my subconscious expressing what it perceives without myself trying to interfere.
Sometimes I also connect to myself to reflect about my own journey. In this case the final work is typically just abstract, expressing what my words can’t explain. Most of the time I’m conscious during the whole process, but occasionally I may fall into a trance state. I become a channel for a message from somewhere else.
I work in acrylics. The way they melt together and allow me to paint different layers very quickly works organically with my creative process. I usually finish a painting by adding random splats of colour. These represent the uniqueness in every person. This also creates an adrenaline rush from the knowledge that I could ruin a good work in just few seconds.