Lost

 

As an outsider, with no formal  art training, I offer  a fresh look – through the eyes of a child - at socio-political contemporary issues (climate change, criminal justice, human righst, armed conflicts) and subjects of eternal human interest  (friendship, love, hope, healing.) My paintings expresses horror, shock, but also joy, hope.

 

My style is naïve as that of a child. The style however does contain some complex techniques that I have developed through experimentation. I paint in layers, bringing about a rich, dreamy background. I texture the flat surface with foreign elements to create 3D illusion. I play with perspectives and proportions. And I freely engage in geometric abstraction of forms.

 

 I walk a fine line between the primitivism of a Henri Rousseau and the social engagement of the Mexican muralists, the color exuberance of a Matisse and the subconscious action of the Abstract Expressionists.

 

Manifesto of An Existential Lost Child

I am lost.

In space, in the garden of art, in the hunt,

In the karma of crime & punishments,

In the climate apocalypse, in the Spanish farewell,

In the lynching field, in prehistoric poetry,

I am lost in the realm of the senses,

Of decadence, impermanence,

Seeking deliverance,

I am lost in the cumulus of the mind,

The stratosphere of the spirit,

I am lost in the typhoons

Of evolution, revolution, mass migration,

I am lost in the fire of hatred,

Of exploitation, discrimination, corruption

I am lost in the mean streets

Of denial, betrayal, ephemeral,

I am lost in the labyrinths

Of political extremism, religious fanaticism,

I am lost in the ransacking

Of cultural identities, ecological sensitivities,

I am lost in the deification

Of naked profits over human benefits

I am lost in a sea

Devoid of fishes, corals, poetry

I am lost in a mountain

Stripped of snow, temples, beauty.

 

But I am never lost

In the soothing arms

Of fidelity, humility, magnanimity,

In the ever freshness of novelty.

 

Garden of Hope
Garden of Hope

48W x 36H x 1/5T in, textured acrylic

Mindfulness
Mindfulness

48W x 36H x 1/5T in, textured acrylic

Lost in the Amazon of Art II
Lost in the Amazon of Art II

60W x 36H x 1.5T in, textured acrylic

Garden of Hope
Garden of Hope

48W x 36H x 1/5T in, textured acrylic

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Naive art : the LOST series

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