What I take in (that is to say what influences me) has more to do with literature and music than visual art, though if one were adamant, I would say that anything in the Baroque era has influenced me. The Baroque artists’ use of contrast and the solidity of their subjects has become a striving point in my art; I render my subjects with a mass of shadows to create that effect. Another style that has inspired me, though in a more subtle way, is Celtic art, particularly the precision of its lines and the blend of complexity and consistency to produce harmony.
I work in almost every well-known medium and try new ones as soon as I can. As for themes, almost everything I create can be categorized in a certain period of history, the various animals, subcultures, ethnic groups, and countries I use as subjects all have a strong memory of their history. To me it is essential as an artist to be proud of my history and be knowledgeable about others’ history so that I may portray them with their strongest traits.
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