Like other artists, I try to control this technique and this will to control also extends to my everyday life. I consider paintings on steel a form of therapy. Inevitably, in some phases I am compelled to accept that this process is beyond my control. These uncontrollable processes are a result of the design of the areas that will be oxidized, the effects that these oxidations cause on the metal and under the painted surface after the final phase of varnishing.
The artwork’s evolutionary characteristic reminds me of life: we are born, we grow up and we become mature. All along, unpredictability plays a determinant role – especially in the effects of the decisions we take – and it follows us towards the final stages of our lives. Art is historically considered eternal, but these paintings underscore art’s metamorphic nature. Here, we witness artwork as it is developing, shifting, and in some cases, mutating into other forms, much like the elements of nature on the planet.
While each subject of my painting is a different person (mostly friends or acquaintances), they mirror constellations of humanity in tiny particles. In doing so, they feature many of the commonalities shared among human beings despite differences in culture, language, gender, and race.