As an artist, I find myself standing alone within the landscape, where memories and mythologies conjure enigmatic creatures. Nothing is as it initially appears, and the existence of mythological beings not only remains possible but also acquires an undeniable certainty that commands our attention.
For me, it all began at the source of a river — a place where it seems we, as human beings, may uncover the root of our transgressions against nature. It is here that we can delve into the essence of our destructive tendencies, ultimately leading us to confront our collective shortcomings and the toll they take on our delicate ecosystems. In these moments of awareness, the landscape undergoes transformations, giving birth to peculiar creatures that embody and exemplify the consequences of our disharmony with nature. As we navigate this existence, we, too, assume the roles of these beings, defying the natural order with our inherent flaws and eventually paying a concealed price that we will not to discover until the very end.
I have a profound interest in exploring the intricate relationships between human intervention and the environment. I emphasize the origins, transformations, and complex social and environmental impacts associated with human endeavors to ‘purify’ rivers, lakes, and seas. The acts of cleaning and cleansing necessitate establishing unattainable criteria for achieving an idealized goal. Once touched, altered, or abused, the primordial state is forever lost, just as the human psyche undergoes irrevocable changes when subjected to abuse, violence, or victimization. Nature, too, undergoes a profound metamorphosis when relentlessly exploited.
I am intrigued by the multifaceted consequences that arise from such violent relationships, even when an illusion of tranquillity cloaks the surface. Through the contemplation of past events, the present reality, and the potential future, I aspire to shed light on the profound transitions that occur as a result of our actions, bringing them — through my paintings — into the light of our consciousness.