For many of us, overthinking has become a daily habit. We overthink our decisions, our memories, and our actions. This habit can hold us back in life and limit our freedom. When it comes to art, overthinking and overanalysing can even place a limit on the artist’s creativity. How can artists bypass these limitations?
For Argentinian artist Federico Casabona, freedom of movement is a crucial pre-requisite for creating art. This lack of limitation is evident in Badance, a painting inspired by Basquiat’s works. “I saw how he could paint so freely, yet keeping it balanced. His work shaped my style for the most part,” Federico notes. For him, creating art is about freedom of movement, and trying to be natural without getting trapped in overthinking and other limiting habits. While it is no easy task to let the work take shape by itself, Federico’s mastery in a broad range of styles shows the audience that it is possible.
Guitarra, 2018 - Guitarra marked a strong shift in the artist’s work. Moved by French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier, Federico was able to gather inspiration from the simplicity, lines, colours, shapes, and most importantly the balance of Le Corbusier’s work and implement similar elements in his own art. Federico’s core style explores symbolism and its relationship with colours. His primary subjects are the female body and expressions of power. His works embed a frank eroticism, and his intense colours and variety of style are what set him apart. Federico emphasised surface, pattern, and shapes following masters like Matisse, Klimt, Van Gogh and many other renown artists.
- Guitarra is mixed media, acrylic with charcoal.
- Dimensions: 59cmX84cm.