from the Exile serie, 2007, Acrylic and oil on paper, 42x45 cm each.
There are so many paintings in my studio, and it is hard to make a selection. I usually paint on topographical maps which always trigger my imagination. I still remember those geographical large maps that were hung on top of the blackboard at school; I used to think about them as if they were a container, asking for some content. I wondered how rich and intensive they are; a piece of paper, called a map, that has an enormous amount of two-dimensional signs and symbols that should stand for the richness of the earth. I could have spent hours dreaming in front of those maps, waiting for the trapped images I could see inside, to stand up at my command. Then, I would redraw the maps in my mind, using the lines and signs to interweave my creatures back into the maps.