Discovery Portrait 1 > De occulta philosophia #08 Size: (65x54cm)
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Recently, I have been thinking about the idea of simplicity, simplicity in its every form, in a world that is constantly transforming and getting progressively more complex while basic human needs have remained the same for centuries.
In my work, I was feeling uninspired and tired of trying to achieve perfection while respecting lines and colours in order to represent reality and to ultimately create something beautiful. I felt constrained by my own rules, as if I were in a box, a cell that I created for my own protection.
I was scared of leaving these confines both in my art and in my life. My painting was controlled at every moment and I was not able to let go of my fears.
My only choice was to stop painting. It was really painful having to let go of the control that I had been used to my entire life, so I decided to take a trip and reconnect with nature.
After having had time to think and look deeply into my work, I decided to break the rules and started experimenting with dripping colours, living formal shapes and more spontaneous brush strokes.
It felt like a complete liberation and in the middle of all this chaos there it was, the Golden Ratio, a perfect proportion that contains in its formula the secret to perfection. At that one moment, everything became clear to me and I knew exactly what I was doing.
Many artists since the Renaissance have based their work on the Golden Ratio or "Divine Proportion", a geometric proportion essential to creating aesthetically pleasing art. Similar scales are also often present in human made shapes perhaps due to the fact that this particular ratio facilitates the scanning of images and their transmission to the brain.
Also known as the Fibonacci sequence, the Golden Ratio is a simple pattern and it appears to be everywhere in nature. This suggests its importance as a fundamental characteristic of the Universe.
I wanted to combine this geometrical perfection of nature with my newfound spontaneity to create an image full of poetry that embodies every aspect of who I am and where my life is now. Also depicted in the black background are the unknown, the Cosmos and its infinite possibilities.
Karenina Fabrizzi is an Italian artist who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. She study fresco techniques in Italy and in several European cities including Barcelona and London. A keen traveler, her training later took her to New York, where she spent a period as painting assistant to the American Pop artist Jeff Koons, attending the School of visual arts. Karenina’s work has been exhibited all over the world and is held in many private collections internationally. Her work beautiful ...