My work is a meditation on the search for balance between the inner and outer world; a reflection on what brings universality to the human experience and on the necessity for a radical reverence of life. Questioning what’s beyond the conscious mind, my artistic research is a free-form exploration of the pool of knowledge that the unconscious represents, inspired by the process of individuation as described by Carl Jung. Through studying the interplay of my inner world and identity—the two ever developing— while investigating the relationship between the personal and collective unconscious, I then base my work in feelings rather than ideas, living art as a cathartic and therapeutic practice. I rely more on imagery and practice than theory in order to create a bridge between the unconscious and the conscious mind, ultimately in search of a more holistic view of the self and the world.
From the subjective to the universal, each series of work represents a voyage through a specific landscape: from journeys of self-discovery in Know Thyself and Freedom to representations of our universal roots in Fons et Origo and Originem. Going beyond the distinctions of borders, cultures, and religions, I contemplate the Cosmos—the primordial landscape and original place of birth – rediscovering and worshiping our oneness, while expanding my individual experience of the world to an awakened sense of interdependence
As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”
We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.