I understand artistic expression as the mark or trace of the emotional state of the artist in their perceptual process of a selection of elements (consciously selected or not). From this point of view I understand artistic expression as a unique tool to look around on the enigmatic function of the human mind, both of oneself and others, especially in relation to the emotions arising from the perception and the principles of aesthetics, as well as being the only tool I know of human emotions recording.
This curiosity to understand why I perceive a sense or why I find something beautiful or not, generally leads me an inner need to distort, manipulate, dissect, stain, wrinkle or transmute things, while simultaneously trying to identify the emotional burden involved, in a feedback or quasi-unconscious process.
My recurring entelechy is to get a sort of "sequencing of the emotions of things", and identify what makes things evoke sensations. Sometimes I think I wish to be able to parameterize the perception.
Although any item or idea might serve as a starting point for this experiment, I am especially interested in those sources with no apparent emotive function as graphical representations of mathematical formulas, laws of physics and random processes, and other sources such as photographs or images of discarded magazines whose original emotive function is destroyed by different transformations. Thus, the more sterile the source, the easier it is to identify at what point arises artistic expression, and more gratifying since its discovery was not wanted or expected.
For the transformation of these sources I work with different algorithms and software that allow me to manipulate or create pictorial effects in nondestructive way while delegating decision-making to the computer and focus on the identification and selection of artistic feeling. Other times, in the case of printed images, I do transformations by "hand expressionism"
From this process emerges a sketch that I print and then manually transfer it to the canvas in several fragments. Finally, over the print transfer sketch, I try to accentuate the intended plasticity and emotional function using mixed media, usually acrylic and oil pastel.…Read More