“….to create with the patience of the artisan and the silence of the tree, with the love of the mother and the calmness of the mountain”
In October 2016 I started a new collection of paintings with the concept of “Mother Goddess”. It took me one month to complete the first painting, an eyes closed figure of a pregnant mother with a veil on her head and the hands filled with flowers, the background a very distant landscape. Meanwhile, as this painting was almost finished, I did the first coat of the second canvas of the collection, a sepia drawing of a mother breast feeding a baby with a dog next to her looking at them and again framed in a faraway landscape.
The day I gave the last touches to my first Mother Goddess I sat in front of the painting and got a dramatic revelation, suddenly something coming from an intention bigger than me announced that my project was not going to happen, even the second painting I just started was never going to be completed. As I was contemplating the finished painting and wondering what was going on, I felt as if this painting contained in itself the full collection, all what I was planning was already inside this painting and as I looked at the figure she started to vanish, to disappear in front of my eyes, like a ghost blowing away with the wind. Then I had another insight; I was entering a new search, the search of the formless, the connection with the “beyond the form” and I was moving away from the tangible reality.
The next day I took all my paintings off the walls and tucked away everything around the studio into a corner. The studio was empty and I was ready for a new beginning.
Present works, a new language
The form dissolves, breaks up and goes beyond. The outer form transcends to another dimension. The unnamed is painted, the silence emerges.
As I paint I get in deep touch with the viewer and the universe and we are all inside the same contemplative inner reality.
About spirituality in art. Collective healing
Contemporary times are turning to the within. Museums and galleries are the cathedrals of our times, points of pilgrimage where we experience the unknown, the mysteries of existence.
Paintings and other art forms are manifestos, symbols that can heal and transform the space energetically in a process which transcend the limits of the graspable reality and go beyond the material form. As it happens with contemplation of nature, also contemplation of art can have a healing quality and can be a method, a tool to remember what we knew in the past and forgot. Ourselves, our collective memories, which have been stolen in the speed of modernity, can be restored, rechanneled, recovered.
The Unity of all things
The essence of the Eastern world view is the awareness of the unity and mutual interrelation of all things and events, the experience of all phenomena in the world as manifestations of a basic oneness. All things are seen as interdependent and inseparable parts of this cosmic whole, as different manifestations of the same ultimate reality. The eastern traditions constantly refer to this ultimate, indivisible reality which manifests itself in all things, and of which all things are parts. It is called Brahman in Hinduism, Dharmakaya in Buddhism, Tao in Taoism.
My work relates with this understanding of oneness .