Abstraction / Realism
First entry of 2015 …..HAPPY NEW YEAR
Years ago , during an exhibition of my paintings a journalist asked me why I do abstraction and not realism…. I have never written on this issue because for me it is something very clear, obvious , without the slightest possibility of doubt and I’ve always assumed, but about which I thought quite.
It is a huge issue, I think the most important of all, and basically, like many, is reduced to a problem of choice, perhaps the most important election: YOUR LANGUAGE .
I think each one, in a given moment, must choose the means of expressing what is inside. In my case I had it clear that choice since I started doing my stuff, in fact most of my works are «abstract». The few realistic things I’ve done , I have taken them as a hobby, as fun, something unimportant or with value to me, sometimes simply as an obligation due to an special request , others to prove to myself that I could, that I was able to do so, but in the background feeling it as something anyone a little gifted for drawing could do. Doing such things I have never felt THE SENSATION that has to be felt, the one of knowing that your work is something yours , your reflection, part of you, the feeling that each and every one of my «abstract» works gives me.
With all this I do not mean, as I have written, that through a realistic language you can not reflect your own world, finding your own language, on the contrary , of course you can and there are numerous examples, but , personally , it is something that I do not consider , that I see too distant from me and I do not care the least. I’m extremely comfortable with my language, with my works and have never considered the possibility of changing it (perhaps in another life :)…).
It is one of those issues that I have very clear and I know it is one that will never change my way of thinking.