Thursday, February 7, 2008

Self-portrait in Switzerland / Auto-retrato na Suíça



No, I’ve never been there, but would like to go someday. This is my first work on canvas, and I think I’ll stick with them from now on. Manipulating paint seems much easier with the proper material. Painting has always been to me a reflection of how I feel about life, and as my feelings change, so does the artwork inspired by them.

Não, eu nunca estive lá, mas gostaria de ir algum dia. Este é meu primeiro trabalho com tela, e acho que vou ficar com elas de agora em diante. Trabalhar com tintas é mais fácil quando se tem um material apropriado. A pintura tem sido pra mim um reflexo dos meus sentimentos sobre a vida, e à medida que estes sentimentos mudam, também muda a arte inspirada por eles.

9 comments:

johanna said...

you have lovely work here in your blog!

Abby Creek Art said...

Hi Gilson, really nice painting...it has a very cool, surreal feeling to it.

Thanks for your well wishes for Maisie!

Leila=) said...

Auto retrato?
;)!!

E o dedinho??
=D!!

Saudadeeee...
..
*

peixe_doce said...

Uh, meu amigo. Que bela expressão, Gilson! Na pintura a gente põe forma a um caldeirão de emoções embaraçadas, e é complementar o sentimento ao termino de uma paisagem alcançada pelos olhos da nossa alma, como a união de extremos que formam um circulo, eu não me canso de pensar nisso. Essa forma compõe a satisfação., que compõe a leveza do ser.
Belo, amigo, belo. Boa parte do que eu absorvo dessa imagem entra em contato com meu novo conflito entre “experiência x conclusões” que me encontro a atravessar, conceituar. Nisso tu podes perceber a magnitude do que tu conseguiste em outro parâmetro, através destes traços, me tocar agora; muita emoção. E que com muito cuidado me calo agora.

É avassalador a existência do outro em nós. É devastador a presença no mundo. A magnitude de existir me comove de fora pra dentro.

Miriam said...

This is wonderful! I love the expression on his(your) face...

Ruela said...

cool

rebecca said...

i always wished i had the ability to express myself thru painting. my sister is a painter and like you, her paintings tend to change through the passage of her life and experiences. there was a time she was going thru some very hard times and her paintings reminded me much of frida kahlo's in their angst and pain. today, she is happy and at peace and so she paints mostly landscapes, lighthouses, beach scenes....yes, your life certainly does reflect that which you paint....keep on doing it....good work.

Gilson said...

Thanks a lot guys! I painted this during the carnival holidays, early this month, when most people were either on the beach or on the streets with the crowds. I thought it was a good opportunity to get artistic. (Isn’t it always?) I never had any painting classes, but I sure plan to get some in a near future. Sometimes it’s difficult to do one thing at a time. Kisses and hugs!

Gilson

Clare said...

Hi Gilson! This painting took my breath away -- I felt like I was in a museum, walking along, and suddenly I am stopped by this completely amazing painting that makes my spirit soar! You are awesome, Gilson!!
:)