“I meditate about the HARA, my artistic centre and spiritual equilibrium.”
The HARA is regarded as one of the most important aspects of Japanese life and of its people’s spiritual practices. Hara means “one’s true nature; who one truly is as human being.” When we remember our true nature then we are completely open and at ease with ourselves and speak the truth. At the point of hara the mind has no place to stay still for it is everywhere, completely in union with the universe, no beginning and no end. It is open and at ease. This is hara, or in other words, you have realized your true nature. Here your mind never hesitates or stops; it is like water, when encountering a rock, it simply flows around obstacles (International House of Reiki).
HARA is my new minimalistic abstract collection – where I experiment and discover my own philosophical and artistic centre. After more than 40 years of work, study and experimentation with concepts and themes, materials and techniques, I dare to combine all that I have learned in one artistic line – restrained and personal, where the focus is on the black and white duality.
I am introducing a minimalistic work, full of thick and solid strokes which stand out from the canvas, carefully prepared involving resins, synthetic putty and fabrics. My new line is born from an absolute abstract basis which inevitably flirts with figurative art. It feeds from my own conceptual experience through the prominent details like fabrics or flowers, taking out any limit to the paintings.
Despite all the styles and materials which I work with, all of my work has a common element: they inspire the spectator to think. One of the most amazing features of my work is the psychological representation of the character and its’ emotional and spiritual state of mind.
I want this work to typify and identify me inside the art world, turn the abstract in my hallmark.