My artist statement – 13-03-2017

I am obsessed with the idea of depicting visual reality in a way that comes closer to how I truly experience it.

I ask myself if visual reality evolves through time and space, why should the image of that reality remain still and flat?

I feel that the depicting potential of the image is undermined by the restrictions imposed by the flat canvas and geometric perspective systems.

I WANT TO SET THE IMAGE FREE TO ACHIEVE ITS FULL DEPICTIVE POTENTIAL

Since I started using digital technologies like 3D modelling software, and Virtual Reality, I realised that, inside these environments, the image becomes malleable matter, a new material full of visual ingredients.

I give shape to this malleable element by exploring the architecture of spatial metaphors e.g. the tunnel, the cave, and the landscape. The end result is a 3-dimensional piece full of visual information. I call it THE META-IMAGE.

Sometimes I leave the META-IMAGE as it is, other times I materialize it through 3D printing and/or sculpture and finish it using traditional media i.e. painting, drawing, and black & white photography.

At the moment, I am also using photogrammetry to build 3D models of the final piece, and then navigate them through Virtual Reality.

My artist statement – 15-01-2017

I am interested in the representation of reality as a subjective experience built at the junction of both inner and outer worlds, I want to create meta-images that use naturalistic depiction as a point of entry into the inner world.

I believe that by liberating the image from the restraints imposed by the frame, the flat canvas and the geometric perspective systems, it becomes a meta-image that comes closer to how I truly experience reality.

My artist statement – 27-09-2016

Through my work I want to “materialize” my experience on reality, my goal is to create expanded images that adopt the formal qualities of thoughts. I am particularly interested in how images can act as triggers for visual memory.

My practice is based in both physical and digital grounds and involves the use of a wide range of techniques in order to manipulate and expand the representational possibilities of the image i.e painting, sculpture, photogrammetry, 3D modeling, 3D animation, and Virtual Reality applications.

My artist statement – 22-09-2016

I am interested in the depiction of reality , In my work I want to challenge the traditional use of flat surfaces  and fixed geometric perspective systems as fundamental values of naturalistic representation.

My practice is based in both physical and digital grounds and involves the use of a wide range of techniques in order to manipulate and expand the representational possibilities of the image i.e painting, sculpture, photogrammetry, 3D modeling, 3D animation, and Virtual Reality applications.

My artist statement – 18-07-2016

Today I am creating a new category on my blog, it will feature my artist statements since the beginning of July, I have to clarify that I had at least 6 different statements in the past and I do not pretend to take them into account in this category, my only aim is to help my self to keep in mind that I have to check (and reconstruct) my artist statement from time to time.

My artist statement until today was:

For me, reality is not a fact, it is only the sum of individual fictions that constantly crash and bump into each other. Awareness of Individual existence is nothing more than looking into a set of mind constructions made of fragments from memory, experience, feelings, judgements and imagination.

Mindfulness is a key factor on my creative process; it gives me the possibility to use my mind in ways that go beyond conscious and rational thinking. I believe that being aware on how we perceive things is the most truthful way to find clues on how to represent them to others.

Through my work I try to reconstruct reality in a way that goes beyond the exactness of visual representation, my goal is to reach the formal qualities of thoughts e.g. flexible, uncertain, abstract and fragmentary.

I want the viewer to be engaged in a non-linear reading process that hopefully teases his/her brain in order to start wondering around an open and even ambiguous narrative.