60% of biodiversity lost, in the last five decades on the planet.
This headline driven me to extensive research on scientific sources, and the result was overwhelming.
Too many complex and deep factors contributing to the detriment of the place we inhabit.
Currently considered "Anthropocene" to the geological era we are living in, meaning the drastic footprints inflicted by men on planet earth. We are still in time to consider the global impact of our actions.
Each painting is a profound dialogue with each species at risk. A portrayed conversation of a required role of protection and preservation. The inseparable merge human & wildlife, an unequal and asymmetric relationship telling through art, what nature cannot speak.
– Valeria Feliú, 2021
HOAMGE OF MUSES AND INSPIRATION
In ancient Greece, the muses were said to appear suddenly before an artist or poet, bringing with them the illuminated truth of a new creation. They were responsible for giving artists the gift of inspiration.
This inspiration, once thought to be something external, is now confirmed by neuroscience to lie within us.
Inspiration is more than a physical and mental force; it is an emotional and spiritual force; it is a moment of direct connection between the soul and existence itself.
That moment when creation is born within, it surpasses mental barriers to go beyond the physical plane and the real world, propelling us to achieve things we would otherwise consider impossible.
Instead of waiting for the muses to come bringing inspiration, I choose to create muses whose function is to elevate the perception of our gaze and motivate actions that surpass limitations.
I decided to create this current and diverse muses that are not a privilege for artists only, but are for everyone in general, muses that inspire inner and social transformation. Because, although there’s always this longing for a better society, there is no other possible path than that one of an inner transformation first.
– Valeria Feliú, 2019
Salta's Cultural House, BsAs, Argentina
PORTRAITS OF A NONSPECIFIC TIME IN HISTORY
Patterns are the silent spoken language of civilization.
They talk about ideas, interpretation and messages of different populations in places and time.
They originated naturally with the first settlers and the changing color fivers of woven textiles. They imitate animal plumage and furs. They warn about danger and distinguish categories, they encourage happiness and bring calm.
Patterns represent and symbolize all those things that humans talk about. They distinguish cultures and ancestry, membership and belonging, desires, fantasies and rebelliousness. They identify as broad as an entire nation and at the same time they characterize as unique as one sole person.
Patterns migrate, evolve and change as well as human life, as well as civilization.
Patterns are found in nature, taking the opposite form of chaos. They are unnoted everywhere; they are an inherent part of selfsame creation.
– Valeria Feliú, 2018
Contemporary Art Museum. Salta, Argentina
PORTRAITS OF A THOUGHT
"We are emotions and we are feelings"
everything else are circumstances, decisions and memories
as well as painters use colors to create the artwork, people use thoughts to create reality.
Those internal thoughts, are external elements with a reconditioning capacity to be observed, evaluated and transformed, something that cannot be done with any other organ of the human body… but many times that ability seems to be forgotten.
The importance of thoughts is they assign our reality.
Change your thoughts and you will change reality, and at the same time, don’t believe everything they tell you.
– Valeria Feliú, 2018
Cultural House, Salta, Argentina