...Presentation 2

Still one often finds the same symbolic elements in your paintings?

It is true that I like to be inspired by contrasts sun/moon, man/woman, yin/yang, cold and hot, values that to me, are not to be considered as a duality but more as as complementary components. The one cannot be dissociated from the other. Light would not be highlighted without shade, as shade would not exist without light. But the most disturbing is when there is fusion of these values; something magical happens in a perfect harmony, as a union to a new creation: the ultimate perfection. A real alchemy of forms. I realize I have not exhausted the inspiration that is inside me; this is what makes me believe that it will influence me again for future works.

It is a strange idea to draw a subject such as skeletons!

In fact, it is surely not some macabre idea as some may think, on the contrary. At the time I was at the Academy and as I was in lack of inspiration, my eye came to rest on the true skeleton models that were in the room. From the first look (if I may say) we took to each other immediately. It goes without saying that it would have been difficult to find a model as willing as him to hold the pose. I do not dramatize this subject, although it is a really serious topic, because to me, death is only a passage to another life; in another place only God knows about.

For what reason did you paint a picture of Barbra Streisand?

It is obvious that it is because I have a deep admiration for this person, I think is highly talented. I was 7 or 8 when I discovered her on TV in the film "Funny Girl"; she was sublime. Since then, she has been one of the few artists that never disappointed me. This is why I painted that picture to pay homage to the career of Barbra Streisand, who is an artist in her own right. She has a gift for passing real emotions on to others, through her voice, her talent as an actress and a director, as well as through her positive thoughts. I think that she is simply a positive person. I would be very honoured if one day she could visit my website.

About Barbra !!!

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