During the semester, I worked simultaneously with the three subject matters–The Self, The Nomad, and The Divine–as they constantly overlap in my art practice. The project ended with the presentation of an art installation. I explored human emotions and experiences entangled with the realities we encounter in our contemporary societies.
With this project, I aim to reach the audience— regardless of age, culture, gender, race, or political preferences— and take them on an introspective journey about our present times. This work invites people to think about what we are becoming as human beings and how emotions– a universal element of the human condition–lead most of our experiences.
The Process is an essential element in my work. I intuitively listen to the materials and let them guide me. I will work with a magical realism style, as it is the only way to give the unconscious a voice.
I am referencing three primary authors:
- Gustave Le Bon, Social Psychologist, investigated how the interaction of the Self with the crowd could lead to a lack of consciousness.
- Gilles Lipovetsky’s, a philosopher whose writings analyze the extreme individualism in contemporary societies.
- Carl Jung’s analytical theory will guide me to deeply explore the inner aspects of the Self, the Nomad, and the Divine in a quest for wholeness.
My artistic references all over these three projects: Wangechi Mutu, Louise Bourgeois, Sonia Gomes, Hannah Höch, Eva Hess.