My artist name is SORiaN, my art is about freedom, love, courage and authenticity. I have named my painting method philosophical visionary surrealism.
As a painter, my focus is into the conceptual, the visionary, the surreal. Archetypes, ideas, metaphors of this world and the vastness of the soul are the seeds and the pillars of the stories that I am unveiling in my paintings. They demand the participation of the observer, to dive inside them, to embrace them in order to eyewitness this emerging new world. They invite the beholder to decipher, comprehend and re-evaluate his own point of view in order to give an authentic expression to the meaning the liberation, the love, the fear, the angst, the anger has in each one of them.
My art concept combines the beholder’s immersion into archetypal ideas, through highly detailed paintings, with a firm representational structure, backed-up by my own philosophical explicative stories of the respective compositions and sets of ideas. The underlying stories are all linked at a deeper level and connected with my philosophical poetry.
My goal is to attain through highly detailed surrealist representations the fundamental simplicity and in the same time the complexity that would keep the spectator in place, challenging that person to discover the painting, to find its story and how that relates to their context.
My painting and my poetry are in search of the liberated seeker, with the depth, the sharpness and the honesty of the un-imprisoned thought, igniting the worldly egos, the selves and the gods into a new kind of awareness and perception. They are to illuminate our darkest and dearest of nights, the night of time with his candor, grasping at every slice of light and life, until the day of our awakening.
My art is about what seems to be in our sight, but mostly hides at the edge of our eye, it is about the truth in our un-admitted lies and the freedom we silently crave for in the shadow of our defeats.
It is about the presence, about the now and here in everything and the endurance to walk this path.
My art lives within myself and I am my own art even before calling it into realization. Being my art means to be free; doing my art means to share it with the world, to be in communion with it, in love with it, to openly communicate with the universe and allow it within. My art is the very statement of liberation in the world, which cannot be pursued without the Other. In the stories I am telling in my paintings and in the verses of my poems, we glimpse at the healing light of the self, striving to detach from the supremacy of the ego, from the continuous chain of its worldly attachments.
My art is the guiding path into this higher and more, it is the living into the state of getting closer to the finality of our questions, it is the act of not walking away from our battles, our turmoil, our dreams and our love, it is the promise made with the best part of ourselves to meet our body of light.