SPECTATOR VS. CREATOR

Being a spectator can leave you only with the illusion that you are indeed part of a creation – somebody else’s creation – when in reality, it might only be filling a void, satisfying only a small portion of the strong urge you have to create something of your own. So, if you start noticing…

ABSTRACT ART DOES NOT EXIST

In one of my last posts I was talking about how art is not about creating something new. And then I remembered that Picasso said: ‘There is no abstract art. You must always…

TOOLS FOR GROWTH

I think I’ve never properly introduced you to my printmaking press before, have I? How inconsiderate of me. This second-hand press has a lot of…

ART AND PERFECTIONISM

Let me talk about art and perfectionism. Achieving a “rounded” piece involves a lot of behind-the-scenes work. Many studio proofs, lots of trial-and-error, and countless wasted materials until I finally get to that sweet spot where I feel ‘this is it’. I think the hardest thing for an artist is…

ART IS REVOLUTIONARY

People tend to believe that every time an artist creates an artwork, something new is created. Nein. Art mimics Evolution. Good Art is always repurposing, reinventing, revisiting, turning the established rules upside down. And then again. Until you’ve turned a concept around so much that…

THE TRUTH ABOUT TOOLS

Today’s set of tools.

Tools are ultimately unnecessary. I could paint with my fingers. I often do. I could use coffee instead of ink. Wine. Beets. Cherries. Mud, if I was only left with that. Even the canvas is not necessary. There’s the beach’s sand that the ocean erases and the wall in the caves that darkness preserves. The beauty of what we have in hand… Isn’t all that ultimately a tool?
Anything can be turned into a tool, into a means to express ourselves, and each tool has its challenges.

However…

TODAY I GOT MY FURY BACK

Today something way stronger than me took over my system.

This strong urge to create.

See, I’ve been avoiding this scream inside me for the past 8 months. I buried this craving under…

STUDIO BACKSTAGE

You don’t get to see this part of the studio often.

It’s the storage room. And the feeling when walking in it used to be ‘sh*t this is a disaster I have to organize it’ and I’d get out of there as…

NEWS FROM THE STUDIO – AUGUST

After several “total disconnection weeks”, courtesy of a broken -literally- phone, and no internet connection, I’m back with some studio news.
August has been extremely creative both in terms of artistic explorations and human relations/networking/connections, the latest being a concept us artists historically suck at.

NEW PROJECT: #1MONOPRINTADAY

#1monoprintaday is born out of the need to establish a solid, daily studio practice all while offering my collectors the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind original prints in an accessible, approachable way.
HOW DOES #1MONOPRINTADAY WORK?

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