About the work
In my work, crowds march toward common goals, which revolve around dreams that human beings share as a society: the search for peace, the struggle for a better life.
In my paintings, the “walkers” tirelessly search for their dreams on the path of life that is often unknown to them but may lead to freedom and peace in another reality. My works encapsulate the world we live in today: the protests, the students marching together, united. They never give up and they are unified in their search for answers.
Every piece I create is a self-portrait. I am on every canvas, part of the people, united with them searching for an exit. All my “walkers” are anonymous. There is no race, age, gender. The “walkers” are united in body and soul. Their spirit is positive and believes it can bring a change to this world by being united, strong and hopeful. My works are a universal expression of manifesting our feelings and the protesters that we become to materialize our dreams.
The pacific manifestations are our only way of showing that we are tired of living in a world of oppression. The solution is to be united and to know that we are not alone in this path to freedom for our future generations.
Although my subject matter is actual and concerns us today, my technique is dream-like and surreal. I’ve been developing people marching in streets, surrounded by buildings with a dramatic depth to symbolize oppression and how the government and society shadows us.
My large multi-figure works are inspired by rallies and protests against oppressive governments. Rather than focusing on the chaos of these situations, I opt to portray a sense of organized human determination. Multitudes are unified to courageously face these obstacles together, offering a sense of hope and potential peace amid the strife and struggle of the current social and political issues.
As an artist, I am interested in exploiting the subject of dreams and I am mostly inspired by Impressionism, German Expressionism, and Abstract Expressionism.
Defining peace through art.