Miami Wynwood Art District
Spring Exhibition of 2014
"Essence of Triumph & Color"
In my first childhood memories I always found the light. I remembered the light pointing out to me that I was in a material world suffused with spirit; the spiritual shaping itself through light.
The light is the real character in my paintings. I attempt to capture her in expressive strokes. I strive to create a studio illumination which accents some regions of the painting, while others remain in the shadows. I enjoy creating almost theatrical spaces inhabited by enigmatic characters adding spatial poetic relationships between them; the irony in the tension that exists between the illusion and the beauty in the physical world.
To express this illusion, I push for representation, traditional realism moving toward abstraction without crossing this limit. I wish to see how far I can take the tension between the historical chiaroscuro and the contemporary abstraction, between the live colors and the atmospheric ones. The work begins to move toward a sort of contemporary baroque. Lastly, I put all these elements in play in order to create a universe evoking magic realism which is permanently present in the part of the world in which I live.