Exhibition "Processes" in Fundación Castresana - Oña (Burgos-Spain)
This work that I present at the Castresana Foundation is the last years work where I have continued deepening into the "process" of the creative act, in which I have been immersed for ten years. These "Processes", which are woven in the solitude and silence of the studio, surrounded by the necessary tools and listening to the message that the painting wants to express, are an inner process.
I believe that the artist is an artisan who puts his hands at the disposal of the creation. Of a creation that wants to express itself, that wants to materialize. And the artist connects with that idea and executes it, embodies it through himself and becomes a reality. The artist lives at the disposal of creation. And in this way of living, the basis of this creativity is trust in life. Everything is fine. Everything is as it should be.
The message to be transmitted through the work must emerge after the harmonization in the artist of mind, emotion and body. It is then that the artist creates in all its force. Creates and transmits a message that the artist knows balanced and pure. I feel it as beauty, as harmony, as uniqueness. You know it is. You recognize it. You admire it. And it's so big that you just let it be. It makes you aware of your space / time limitation. But at the same time it enlightens you, rejuvenates you, gives you hope. For a few seconds. For a few minutes. You know. The work is done, is in order and already is.
I create looking, feeling. I create listening, smelling. I create being the center of this spectacle of creation that surrounds us. We all are creative beings, and not just rational. We are so much bigger and more important than we believe. It is not just understanding emotions mentally, is about channeling them through your body, embodying them in order to understand and surrender to the greatness of the human being. And in that place of calm, of acceptance, of conscious listening to yourself, creation happens naturally. No forcing, just flowing. Creativity passes through you.
Now, in this uncertain future we are living, is when we must most connect with our creativity. We must learn to manage uncertainty, to take risks, to develop new skills and attitudes. All our creative capacities, all the solutions are there but we have forgotten that we have them. We must explore and work on them. Now is not anymore the time to compete, it is time to collaborate, to contribute creatively.
In this current world of individualities, I believe that art teaches us that we are not alone. That we are much bigger than we think. That everything is and is connected in a great matrix from which we all come, to which we all belong and which interconnects us all, where creation occurs because that is our destiny in order to evolve.
Thank you. You are all welcome.