Q: Hi, Victor! I saw your site. Why did you call it "Little Rags"?
A: Because I speak about and show examples of little paintings painted above rags not on traditional canvas, I mean old and dirty rags used to clean brushes.
Q: How did you come up with this idea?
A: I had a kind of inspiration before
throwing away some little cotton rags particularly interesting for colours
and texture. But it's not simply that, I have been always interested
about the theory of chaos and the concept of entropy. One of my preferred
books, for instance, is "Entropy and Art" by R. Arnheim.
Q: But how do you see images or figures out of paint stains in your rags?
A: Not always I'm able to find some
figures in the stains. It's like a reaction between myself and chaos.
After I have observed many times a rag, something starts to move in my
mind. It could represent a figure, a stair, an animal or nothing
Of course, the memory of my previous
figurative paintings help me, but I don't apply mechanically my previous
images on the rag: it doesn't work! Sometimes I have to wait a full
month before being able to give a visual meaning to the rag.
"Emotion recollected in tranquillity"
wrote Coleridge. Well, is something similar even though I'm not a
Q: Do you paint also traditonal canvases in larger format?
A: Yes, most of my production is
oil on canvas, about 20x28 inches of size. The "Little Rags" is only a
part of my production. I showed it in my site because I thought that
those little paintings were interesting not only for themselves but for
what they implied: a critical issue about some art that can originate from
chaos. Unfortunately the title can be misleading because somebody
may think about something without any value that you discard.
Q: Do you plan to continue your production of "Little Rags"?
A: I hope to continue and to develop
the same concepts in other directions too. Right now I'm working on something
different but with the same philosophical approach.
Q: What would you say very briefly to a potential visitor of your site?
A: Welcome to my site and don't
forget to visit my galleries to understand better the meaning of my work.
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