Feb. 01, 2019.
I initially apply form to the fabric in the same way I would create a sculpture and then I let particular prime in contrast with watering Indian ink arrange themselves trough the nature of gravity, the erosion, the vibrations within the waves of the canvas.
I work with a self made prime medium that behaves like oil on the canvas but with a controlled drying time-frame. This particular prime in contrast with ink enables it to flow at a certain velocity that, depending on the speed and height of the folded canvas and amount of ink, traces unique marks with a sensitivity of intensity generating a line all of its own.
Once everything has settle into the valleys and dried, I proceed to unfold the sculpture and stretch the fabric. At this points the gravity ceases to exist and the direction of the lines are no longer expressed in their physical form, but instead they take a purely aesthetics expression.
There is this principle of letting things go in my work to see what would happen. no interference, no specific intent. That element of surprise is crucial for the piece to have its magic. The moment there is total certainty there is no life.
What I search in this work is to get the perfect harmony of man and nature, of order and randomness, of skill and chance. I search for the optimum combination. Whenever a harmony of parts exists, there beauty is to be found.