July 2 - July 27, 2014
First Friday: July 4, 5 - 9 pm
Artist Reception: Sunday, July 13, 1 - 4 pm
This series of recent paintings is mostly inspired by the Czech composers Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony From the New World, and Bedrich Smetana’s My Fatherland symphonic poems, and by the Chilean composers Juan Orrego-Salas (Sextet for B flat clarinet, string quartet & piano, Op. 38, movement 3. Scherzo) and Enrique Soro (DanzaFantástica.)
Immersed in this music as I painted, I felt it flow through me physically and found myself expressing both the movement of the music and my own emotions in free and spontaneous brush strokes that are musical as well as gestural.
The resultant paintings serve as coded maps, leading the viewer to the Illo Tempore where, over time, our roots spread wider and wider until we are part of a universal root system without cultural, territorial, or continental distinctions. This journey toward universal origins intrigues me and spontaneously appears into my paintings.
In 2015 part of this series will be exhibited in Barcelona, Spain, and in Viña del Mar, Chile as well.