Cano Caruana Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Cano Caruana
Live in: Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Artworks for sale: 25.00
Cano Caruana Artist Bio:
I like to think my paintings as a constant review of the history of art that confronts the past and the contemporary, juxtaposing symbols and finding new meanings. My points of Interest are in very distant times together in space and time: art of ancient Egypt, the Spanish Baroque, German Expressionism, Postmodernism. Painting is for me many things, one of them a radical act of estrangement: The world in a first sight. Building realities in a pictorial medium, makes one rethink the problems of a reality that does not quite understand or assimilate into their daily demonstration. Estrangement makes explicit the lack of a link or involvement with a reality that is understood as foreign. The estrangement is not an outward manifestation as a distortion or exaggeration, but an inner mood that do not let you drop your guard against the everyday; and so what for others is presented as tedious, irrelevant or complacent, the affected suffers it as a disturbing or threatening experience. The everyday is therefore subject to analysis and constant thought where you can never get a reassuring answer to rationalize existence. I suspect this process comes from understanding reality as something overwhelmingly irrational and having a phenomenological behavior. The phenomenologist carefully observes reality and gets a surplus of observation, he is not usually fully absorbed by life situations. A recurring theme in my paintings is the human figure, either explicitly or evoked shown. Constantly representing a type of depersonalized man, probably I want to do an exercise of estrangement to help understand myself certain issues. If we take the idea of the classic portrait and their common associations (serenity, harmonious beauty of shapes and colors, familiarity), I would place my approach to the human figure in an opposite way, more akin to disturbing sensations like defamiliarization and the unknown. Topics such as individual and human identity seems to me like an unsolvable enigma and I feel the need to insist on that problem constantly.