The images I create reflect my long held interest in ancient myths, fables and the symbolic aspects in them. The contemplative as well as the philosophical converge in my work intentionally. But, ultimately, I see my visions as the result of my own concerns, my uncertainties, fears, yearnings and questions- “my sense of reality”.
My work is formally evocative of old worldviews for these views have been an inspiration to me. Most of them encode timeless and meaningful contents that relate to contemporary issues. And they form an archive that encloses endless possibilities for inquiring about our ways of existence.
I have also seen my work as a divertimento in which to settle my interests. Being a sort of a visual transmuter of my own experiences. I move in dynamic "parables" with fabulous appearance, deriving one from the other and having their own internal logic. In many ways, these images reflect the experience of being a “nomad”, of coming from an island, the fear and wonder of the unknown, of the uncertain, the relative perception of what we call “reality” and above all, the search for a transcendent viewpoint that fuses the obsessions that drive my life.
Although I express myself in other media, watercolor has emerged as a favorite. It is a very emphatic technique that I resonate with for its freshness and immediacy. I also think it embodies the dynamic fluidity that exists in the relationships I build. Curiously, the predominant themes in my work, whether marine or not, are linked, in one way or another to water, which is that extraordinarily connective, primeval element. Another significant aspect of my work is the role played by the blank on the paper since I also consider this blankness as "the universe" (notion that is found in the Far East traditional ink painting), the eternal background. A space full of potentiality, where anything can and finally does happen.