Abstract Works (2018 - present)

When painting I use to juxtapose and superimpose images and symbols on Abstract Expressionist backgrounds -“on the surface, an intelligible lie; underneath, the unintelligible truth showing through”, as Milan Kundera wrote in his novel Immortality.

In 2018 I decided to dive into my work's backgrounds in order to explore in depth its “unintelligible truth” part, fully centering my energy on how to create good Abstract paintings while allowing my hand to have fun, within the gestural post-war tradition. However, during 2020 again started including realistic renderings of fruits, animals and everyday objects in a cocktail of dissimilar narratives that may embodies the cultural and philosophical paradoxes faced by the human soul today, as a contemporary living example of the Aristotelian concept of Aporia.

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