Mindscapes

 

  • Spirit Abode
    Medium: Acrylic on canvas board Size: 55 x 75 cms Year: 2009
  • Step sequence
    Medium: Acrylic on paper Size: 50 x 71 cms Year: 2009
  • True Light
    Medium: Pastel and watercolour wash on paper Size: 50 x 71 cms Year: 2009
  • Live Sensation
    Medium: Oil pastel & acrylic wash on paper Size: 71 x 50 cms Year: 2009
  • Symbiosis
    Medium: Watercolour on paper Size: 24 x 35 cms Year: 2009
  • Shenanigans
    Medium: Oil on canvas board Size: 35 x 45 cms Year: 2008
  • Idle Hours
    Medium: Oil on canvas board Size: 35 x 45 cms Year: 2008
  • Mother Nature
    Medium: Watercolour on paper Size: 34 x 41 cms Year: 2008
  • Delirium
    Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 60 x 60 cms Year: 2008
  • Enduring Beauty
    Medium: Watercolour & pastel on paper Size: 63 x 69 cms Year: 2009
  • Untitled
    Medium: Pastel on paper Size: 24 x 35 cms Year: 2008
  • Suspended Animation
    Medium: Watercolour & pastel on paper Size: 24 x 35 cms Year: 2009
 

 

"My mindscape art stems from the fertile soil of the subconscious with its baggage of accumilated memories, fertilized by the limitless possibilities of a vivid imagination.

The process of creating a work of art for me is very much like meditation. One tries to silence the conscious thinking mind to a point where subconcious experiences start to surface. Layer after layer of past memories re-surface to the experiential level as images, sounds, conversations, memories etc. in an un-ending stream.
In a similar fashion I mark the surface of my canvas(or paper) with random strokes and splashes, very much like kinetic art, until I have a satisfactory starting point which is visually stimulating. After that I gaze at this visual grid until forms start to emerge on their own from my subconcsious. The important part is to put down these images as they appearto me, raw and un-censored, keeping the stream of mental images in constant flow. I try to capture their fleeting quality.

I do not try to tell a story or make a statement through art. Rather I want my art to be a reflection of the dream-like, subconscious thought process that connects the viewer to his own subconscious stream."

Conrad Pinto
2010