Painting is for me a journey to escape from this world. My own photographs, thousands collected over a long time, are the source of inspiration for my paintings. My mood helps me select a specific photo, and sometimes I have that image in my head for several days, until the day I put the canvas on the easel and pick up my brushes. At that moment the journey begins.
I often feel lost in the initial process of painting, struggling to find a way out until that moment of clarity. Sometimes this moment of clarity only comes at the end of the process. The canvas reflects this journey full of colors, lights and shadows, optimism, nostalgia, memories, mysteries, feelings generated from inspiring music, distant and empty places, a surreal and unconscious vision of moments and places I have known and experienced. Paintings from the Impressionists Claude Monet and Camille Pisarro, the Neo-Impressionists Paul Signac and Henri-Edmond Cross, and the Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh serve as inspiration for my travels.
I seek to inspire those who see my work to look more closely at the world around them, to discover the beauty in common places, moments and objects. However, I'm just a first-time passenger and I know a lot is still to come.
The painting shows a struggle and triumphant exit of light over darkness. The staircase is illuminated, indicating the exit from the dark and oppressive pit. The colorful brushstrokes represent the holy spirit showing the way to freedom.
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