Waterportrait (watercolor)


This work is about water landscapes. These are not reproductions of any real places, but stand for the feelings delivered by landscapes, their value as a threatened space of life. They begin with a mental image, owing some to memory, embedded in the mind. All of these paintings have in common the presence of water, to which you are drawn by its unsettledness and ability to reflect, giving way to interpretation of a complex reality. The act of painting essentially calls for a gestural approach, involving the body in a relationship with the elements. Thin overlays of colours are used, intended to create visual effects and the constant movement of matter. When I’m in the act of painting, I almost physically sense the space in nature, where one feels nearly inexistent, yet strongly belonging there.

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