Inside and Outside – An insight into my artistic world.
Today, I want to share with you an insight into my artistic work by explaining to you what is behind my metaphysical self-portrait painting Inside and Outside. This is my way to welcome you into my world or, my view of the world made into art.
I made Inside and Outside inspired by last time I saw my sister – a few years ago now -. We met in Madrid after maybe 4 years or more we haven’t seen each other.
On the left hand, I have represented the outside world. The one we perceived based on our own limitations, believes. It is there at our fingertips since we are the creators of it.
The outside world is a reflection of the inside world, that is why the represented human is looking towards the small circle.
The small circle, made out of a bike wheel is the mind, – one part of “our” inside world. In it “things” are united by threads of truth or lies we tell ourselves… by memories – realities from the past… by hopes – realities of the future… by beliefs and many more things.
A small thread goes down from the circle to the right hand. This thread closes a loop in itself too. It shows us that all is inter-related. There are not secrets; your outside world can see through your inside world because the first one is a reflection of the second one. And this, I have always learned from my sister.
She told me once; I don’t need to talk about anyone, people sense who we are based on our actions. This phrase has stayed with me since!
But what made me create this painting in the first place?
I went for a walk with my friend who lives in Madrid during that trip. He took the photo I am portraying in this painting. He asked me to make a picture in which he was portraited. So, I did. The reddish circle in which he’s inside represents the boundaries of my own realities at the time. I got so distracted by what Madrid had to offer me that I forgot to make more space for that which was the most important at the time, my sister and my love for her.
Inside and Outside is a reminder of how important is to take our life between our hands and accept responsibility for creating our own realities. A reality that makes us happy, fulfilled and joyful.
I am selling this painting and if you want it, get in touch with me directly for more details.
BTW, of course, I can also explain other things further. One of them is the fact, for instance, that I created my own canvas. At the time, my search for creating something that really speaks from my heart was so strong that I took many of my old denim trousers, cut them apart, saw them together to create a very asymmetric piece of art. There was nothing symmetric in my life at the time so why to “pretend”.