ABOUT THE ARTWORK
In “Absolution”, there seem to be no further intentions other than the spontaneous act of painting an imagery that builds itself at the same rhythm as figures and forms appear through every stroke. In first place it is possible to recognize the amorphous figures that immediately remind of basic biological bodies. Then, there’s an unidentifiable scenery that surrounds these figures and endows them with distorted humanity, as if they would be trying to become something real and tangible, but always falling into the bottomless pit of ambiguity, turning it almost impossible to establish an accurate meaning for the forms represented but opening a path for multiple self-reflections that speak about ideas and images that are sometimes hidden at the very bottom of our unconscious. This piece is also part of a series of paintings that work as contemplation exercises. This contemplation is spontaneous and indirectly leads to expressionists responses of what captures my attention during the course of the day. These responses are mental exercises as well, in order not to absolutely fall into rationality’s hands. We as humans, tend to take control of every process, even if it is a creative one and, often, this control directly affects our inherent capability to empathize and relate with the environment in an emotional rather than a rational way, not allowing the depths to emerge and confront us with what’s truly essential.