Statement

STATEMENT


Self Portrait - Oil on Canvas - 24 x 18 inches.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I believe that the Visual Arts are the most beautiful art form. Everything created by mankind existed first as an idea in someone’s mind and imagination. From this place of imagination and creativity, we create what we want and need. The magic of life is revealed before our eyes moment-by-moment and this inspires me to explore the many realms of the world through the visual arts.

I am influenced by the masters of the Renaissance. I love to work with vibrant colors, graceful lines and shapes that are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. Although Art is subjective, I firmly believe that the artist’s job is to communicate beauty to arouse the visual senses, therefore evoking affect in the viewer towards amusement, awareness and insightfulness.

The goal of my work is to create projects that inspire the development of the audience’s emotional intelligence (EI), following the 3 ‘E’s: Entertain, Enlighten and Elevate and the 3 ‘I’s: Interest, Interaction, and Innovation. Through the interaction between my work and those who experience it, I strive for the co-creation of entertaining projects that generate interest, build awareness, and bring all participants to an elevated state of consciousness.

“Our lives are the brushes,
nature is the palette,
the planet is the canvas,
and the world is the unfinished masterpiece.”

Christiano De Araujo.