Artwork by Aleph
I am a self-taught painter and I have begun to draw since I was a child. I have studied the works of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Velasquez and in general the history of art up to our days.
Art plays an important role in my life since it allows me to meditate on things and people. There are some contemporary artists whose works are appropriate to my way of painting such as David Leffel, Sherrie Mcdraw, Gregg Kreutz, Cesar Santos and others because their painting represents a renaissance of Realism.
In fact I consider it is necessary to work from life. Life is always our inspiration and it represents the biggest stage to perform our creativity and imagination. I always try to broadcast my emotions while I am painting a still life, a landscape or a face.
It is not important what you are painting but how you are painting it. It takes passion, wonder and patience to convey what excites us. Following the play of light on objects or the slope of a hill or the texture of wrinkles on a face means trying to deepen the simple vision of reality observed absently as it happens in everyday life. This is for me the highest purpose of painting. The old masters knew how to do just that with their technique, their brush strokes but above all with their unusual creativity.
To paint reality does not mean to reproduce it as in a photo but to interpret it according to what reveals us about its nature. I think that the Old Masters Academy is a praiseworthy initiative for those who want an inspiration from the paintings of great masters.
I would like to win the Old Masters Academy Course because there is always something to learn. People should vote for me if I succeeded in broadcasting my emotions by my works.