Art and Emotion
creation cannot be genuine unless it catches us unawares, amazes
us, and disconcerts us. However, when it does so, it disturbs.
But people do not like to be disturbed in their profound
convictions defined by a middle-class cultural environment, that
is reassuring. However, art is not reassuring. Art is an
adventure and must be lived as such, following the example of
this sailor that goes on his boat in search of the unknown. The
artist is this captain that takes his passangers: but how many
persons have the courage to follow ?
painting, along with all my other creative activities, is both
spiritual and subjective. One of the art's basic laws is the
concentration of the mystery: the mystery of life or of
nothingness. It is, in my opinion, the supreme obsession of Men;
if it is, moreover, assimilated to the works, it constitutes the
ineluctable means to its lastingness.
is the dreamlike and metaphysical transfiguration of the soul,
body, and mind. The figurative is an art for the eye; the
abstract art, however, may add more profoundly the impalpable
feeling of the unspoken, this deafening silence of what is
concealed among the verses of a poem. To see does not suffice any
longer, we need to feel. I internalize the emotion, leaving the
matters of interpreting and intercepting this emotion to the one
that looks at the picture. Hence, he is no longer passive but
becomes active. In my work, I attempt to release an emotion, a
pure one, without any figurative constraint in order to attain a
feeling, a density of the inner life, and, if possible, to lead
to a contemplation. This personal, non-descriptive, non-naturalistic
writing tends towards an impressionistic, expressionistic, and
constructivist synthesis. My works, as a whole, re-create a
subject whose independent meaning makes us enter into the
mysterious sphere of symbolism. That is as regards my research in
profane as well as in sacred art.
the Bible, Jesus Christ teaches through parables. In my works, I
use the same frame of mind and the parable is embodied in an
underlying frame of mind of shades of colours and a style of
drawing, a door open to contemplation and inner meditation.
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