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.
Mix media - 220x180cm
Tête (Head in french), originally was created as a symbol or logotype, many drawing and different mediums came before ending as a painting.
In my opinion, the composition of the elements, the simplicity of the visuals and the rare texture is what makes it different.
The execution was for the most part an experimentation, when you look closely you see a lot of details, materials, textures and layers.
The gesture of the figure, makes reference to Egon Schiele, someone that I keep studying and learning from, the style is clearly inspired on Picasso but the simplicity comes from Matisse.