Painting: Acrylic, Gesso, Ink and Oil on Canvas.
My work explores the symbiotic relationship between affects and art. On a psychological plane, the human compulsion to articulate our affects is crucial in our social model. Art, in all its disciplines, is the vehicle often used to verbalize our pathos. As a singer and a painter, my work always explores the emotions that stem from the act of singing and creating music. Through the use of mixed media, particularly media that repulse each other such as oil-based and water-based pigments, there is a process where this conflict forces me as the artist to surrender to a loss of control. This removes all inhibitions, thereby inducing the highest level of authenticity. The result is a colourful portrait of a psychological state of a given experience in music: abstract expressionistic snapshots recording various psychological affects, which at times even become a portrait of the music itself. Throughout this process I explore how I express and perceive my emotions, which in turn provokes the viewer to analyze and assess how they are affected by their own perception of each portrait.
Oil, acrylic, watercolour, ink, varnish
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