Artist's statement

“Whenever I wanted answers or inspiration for life and art, it was not in the mundane or in the ordinary life that I looked for them, but in the unlimited world of my inner reality. This world, inhabited by mysterious places and people, has its own stories, its own rules, its own wisdom. I am only the storyteller.

I think of my work as a ‘heart talk’, a bridge of colors and energy, a mirror where other souls can see themselves reflected, understood, and sheltered. It is a celebration of life and the human body as a vessel for the Divine and its manifestations through science, philosophy and religion. With the universal, transcendental language of beauty, symbols, and the primeval connections of men with their cosmic origins as sparks of the Divine and children of the Earth, I build my path through my inner soul to others.  I have composed my own visual language in a very peculiar way, with a blend of graphite drawing and a colorful, abstract rendering, to reflect the point of contact between the physical/material and the reality of dreams, spirituality, and abstract perceptions. My work is constructed upon the energy of colors and movement and flow of paint. This scenario, created mostly at its own will and minimally conducted by me, dictates the emotional and sensorial  basis for the story I wish to create. When depicting the human world the enhancement of the pencil drawing plays a key role. In general, pencil is used only in preliminary drawings that remain almost totally covered by other materials during the painting process; I chose to keep and enhance its primeval strength and freshness to symbolize the energy of the human body and its ties to the raw forces of life. ”

Patricia Ariel, August 2011

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