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I view painting like a sort of diary-keeping, a place where I can record all my emotions and can be myself. Sometimes I look at my old paintings and I can understand the emotion that I felt then. But how this can benefit other people? I believe art to be born from a need to help people, as well as the artist himself, and today I feel a strong desire to recover a concept of art as a real and concrete intervention, which may bring help to other people on many levels. For this reason I believe that an artist today cannot feel really fulfilled by only producing paintings or sculptures to meet his own inspiration, but should also become involved in the real world by, for instance, engaging with pro-social or humanitarian organizations.
In my view the two things should proceed hand-in-hand: by, on the one side, acknowledging the relevance of my practical work as an artist for its positive potential towards others (hence my passion for voluntary work) and, on the other, recognizing it as an essential way of helping myself.
In our society where everything runs so fast, I find that painting a picture forces me to stop and ponder on an idea or a problem and consequently helps me develop a capacity for reflecting upon myself, others and on the world I live in.