Artist Statement

 

What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things… it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.
Constantin Brancusi

 

I have always thought of my paintings as ethereal landscapes, as windows to another world, an intimate world that is ever changing, always in constant movement.
I construct an image so they have a sense of depth, of space.
I don’t want to represent anything that we can see in our world.

I look at the world and anything can be an inspiration, a place, a momento, or an experience. For me the act of painting is more about the process than the end result. I paint with the intention of connecting with my inner true feeling about the moment. It is a very intimate process of introspection, to go inside and discover the variety of possibilities.

It is when judgment is completely suspended that the reality of the moment starts to flow in the canvas.

I work with many layers of transparency and texture so I have to work at different pieces at the same time and they all take a few days to be finished.

The procesos of painting is a continuous search of the reality of every moment. Every painting becomes a conversation with the evanescence of that particular moment in experience.

This search also wishes to touch the spectator in a different point in everyone. It is never an answer, but a suspended question that depends on each one to define. It is not about seeing with the eyes of the artist, but with our most intimate eyes.

 

Lourdes Valdes