For me, art is the only human achievement that has never failed to make a positive and sublime contribution to humanity. It’s also the only way I can fully express myself.
These art pieces are two of a series of works I named “About Fez II” – each art piece can stand individually or together, side by side. This works evolved from an earlier series (with the same name) but here the narrative and the same drawings have a lighter approach, much in tune with the feeling that remained, long after the trip to Morocco.
I am interested in the overlapping of forms and backgrounds, and in the relationship between the intentional and the accidental: in my work forms and backgrounds often present two different narratives that coexist on the same medium, assuming different plastic solutions. In this dual approach, which develops at the same time and extends to a wide range of subjects, I use everyday experiences as a starting point, then work exploring plastic approaches agreement and antagonism, in a game of omissions and presences, acceptances and refusals. This simultaneity of layered images, which develop in shapes and backgrounds, does not follow logical criteria and is based on subjective associations, allowing to explore the idea of duality and different meanings.
I look for solutions that cross conscious decisions – in terms of composition, techniques and materials – with the use of elements that result from random and spontaneous actions. These connections involve the use of accidental and unexpected elements, the use of materials taken from a daily context or the appropriation of pictorial elements from other authors, and this allow me to develop work pieces in which these references are altered or disconnected from their natural context and are manipulated by me to explore the connection between the intentional and the unintentional, the conscious and the unconscious.
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