I never knew my paternal grandmother but she nevertheless left a lasting impression on my soul.
“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;”
“La magia es una claridad—otra de la que nosotros conocemos—; es otra claridad: otra luz alumbrando el universo de dentro a fuera.”
Among my favorite people in this world is my uncle Marcos, a character whose life story could easily fill several volumes with his uncommon adventures.
In this portrait of my mother the tendency towards a universalizing archetype is clearly in view.
During one of his visits to the States I was able to celebrate father’s day with my dad. To commemorate the occasion, we decided to sit him for a portrait.
At the very beginning of my artistic education, there was no other greater source of inspiration than the supreme master himself, Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Another big influence as I began to develop my painting style was, of course, Rembrandt van Rijn, who remains to this day one of the dearest to my heart.
As part of my renaissance training the work of El Greco also became a key influence.
In another look at the self, I wanted to emphasize the earthly dimension of my existence, the fact that any spirituality which wants to divorce itself from our material existence is fomenting a false sense of consciousness…
The journey took me to an unexpected place: not where I had become fundamentalized in the traditions I studied, but a place where I had in a sense been reborn out of all traditions.