Art is an important means by which I comprehend life and people. I have always seen something far deeper and more significant in art, than a craft or skillset for creating beautiful objects. Art figures in my life as predominantly a philosophical activity, a mode for investigating the depths of my personality as well as the myriad ways of the world.
Today, as I create, I follow a genuine wish to connect with others, to reach their human desires through expressing what I see, feel or believe. My paintings are visions of a place of harmony and balance that I discovered in myself and I wish to share. I call my style “metaphysical romanticism” and believe that aesthetic experience can foster inner balance and change lives. For me art is a universal tool for wordless communication. My creative stance and worldview value parity, the interaction between cultures, and the power of art to bridge and reconcile differences.
Oil painting is my preferred media, because of its capacity for blending and nuance. I use soft pastel palette for compositions that revolve around the concept of synthesis as a key to the universal beginning. Realistic references in my paintings are placed in an abstract context, while their artistic language strives towards maximum simplicity. Implying rather than directly portraying, I am driven by the intention to evoke a particular set of emotions, to trigger a positive feeling. To me a painting has merit only if transports the viewer beyond the ordinary to another reality—to a reality that asserts the possibility of illumination.