|The "Dreams" series develops a Pasolinian
project that captures bodies projected into a mythical space, expressed
through the medium as well as the imagery.
The images construct a representation of fantastical scenes, some
explicit, others more allusive, that exorcise the violence of the
world, while at the same time exploring the power of their epic jouissance.
Exterior phenomena are viewed from both an internalized and open perspective,
through works that emphasize paint thickness and consider the body's
interior as much as its contours and surfaces. Motifs portrayed are
purely dream-like, but are also derived from oriental statuary, particularly
the erotic stone sculptures of the Khajuraho temples in India, built
between the 10th and 11th centuries.
|As a group, the paintings in this series are more
appeased, and while diverse, they all share common techniques and
styles. The body, ghosts and mirrors are almost always represented,
along with a number of landscapes that testify to travel experiences.
The examination of ancient motifs recurs frequently, drawn, for example,
from Ancient Egypt, Japan, Pompeii, from Giotto, Caravaggio and Lorenzetti.
Australian Aboriginal art is also a powerful motif of identification,
as is the art of the Pacific Islands and Greece, among others.
The focus is on working through technical questions on the fabrication
of the image in order to allow space for the unexpected, while dipping
into an imaginary reservoir of fascination, obsession and discovery.