Oniric

LIFE AS AN ARTIST

The unfathomable challenge faced by an artist is to translate something inexplicable by means of a tangible language.

What longs to break free?

Wrapped in the sweet ideal of touching the divine, Art turns the inner world upside down and drowns us in the vastness of the invisible and eternal.

A  journey of Becoming
In the wings of the imagination
A door to magical encounters
A promise…

ARTIST STATEMENT

I create Imaginative landscapes flowing in an organic rhythm
Fleeting moments of light…
Mirrors of intricate veils wrapping revelations…
A path to uncover the secrets of the soul, the symbolic way in which it expresses it’s true.
May magic be found…

Sprinkled with wonder and passion I attempt to cast a language of my own with the certainty that through my daily work in the Studio I am unveiling destiny. 

As I sketch, jolt words or incessantly repeat a musical phrase, something bigger than me draws, writes and sings a story; one dreaming of the future while shaping the Nowadays.

Medium:

work with several techniques and mixed mediums.  Acrylics though are a favorite; their watery quality allows for happy surprises and well-studied figuration. They are capable of giving both, a transparent brilliance and gorgeous density.  I find acrylics versatility, ideal for worlds to be explored! 

I am fascinated by human imagination and the soul; I look to unveil the blueprint that stands for our divinity and its power to recreate life. Thus, I allow the painting to be stripped of prejudices and express its truth.

My work focuses on layers of colors and depths that organize themselves in unexpected ways as if guided by the painting’s voice itself.  Through labyrinths and puzzles;  endless waves and lines emerge, dissolve, dance and transform.  My background as a musician influences the way in which the visual harmonies reach a cadence and leap into new worlds speaking of longings, beauty and the quest for meaning. 

Their ultimate impact; is the impact of recognition. Their perceived life; is no longer…

Layer by layer a universe built itself; challenging me to break through its secrets.

Through colored metaphors and intricate juxtapositions, I explore the complexity of existence and the poetry of our human fragility

Mercedes Calcano

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