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Art is helping us see who we are as humans. Art reflects not only our imagination and inner world, it also mirrors our scientific and social changes, our personal and collective questioning. More than often art serves as a blueprint for the evolution of our consciousness.
Bewitched by the mystery of light traveling from the far end of the universe carrying information from other worlds, light emerged as both a subject and a medium early in my work. I am an artist explorer led by an insatiable curiosity to experiment with many artistic media and artistic modalities. Originally trained in painting and sculpture, I started working with physical light as a medium using quartz crystals, mirrors, perspex and metal in light sculptures and light installations around 1996. In 2003 I created my first fibre optic light sculpture, this new medium brought a big shift in my work, generating many new pieces inspired by the profound technological shift that was happening then. In 2007 the first family of Homos Luminosos was conceived, beings of light digitally designed and carved by hand in optic fibres. Standing as symbols of our new relationship to technology and consciousness, they traveled the globe and the net, encountering thousands of people in live public exhibitions and events.
Meanwhile my journey with the subject of light was progressively leading me to explore the inner workings of consciousness itself. 15 years ago I entered an intense transformative cycle. I first certified as a gestalt art therapist. Gestalt is a form of therapy that focuses on provoking shifts of perceptions through creative experiments unlocking the fixity with which we grasp our reality. I graduated with an extra Master in Art & Psychology and a Post Graduate in Expressive Arts. I trained in Jungian Sandplay Therapy working with symbolic miniatures scenes and archetypes, as well as in Systemic Family Constellation and Transpersonal Trans-generational Therapies.
This profound journey at the contiguity of art and consciousness transformed my art practice into a fertile ground to explore the depth of the unconscious, the essence of the creative process, art as a natural language of expression, art as a container for our dreams, for our playful fantasies and our profound visions. Working in parallel as a Gestalt art therapist, a creative coach and an expressive art teacher brought a new interactive dynamic in my own creations. My aesthetic exploration was now exploring the play of chaos and order within the creative process, practices of deconstruction and reconstruction, accident and intentionality, letting the medium shape the work, states of flow, randomness, free association, the gestalt of forms and compositions, patterns, repetitions and variations. I work and teach in a trans-disciplinary way, allowing improvisation, performances, rituals, symbolic expression and reflective journaling to nourish the creative process.
I became deeply interested in the inner working of both digital and hands-on analogue practices. The search for new ways to weave both digital and analogue tools and medium in the creative process emerged as a central part of my exploration. Humans are not made to stand in front of a screen 8 hours a day. How can we stay energetically embodied, physically present and playful while creatively tapping into rapid digital data streams. I needed to find ways to weave both digital and analogue creation in my work and ground back into the physicality of time to avoid digital burn out.
I now practice both a/r/tography, a dynamic method of aesthetic inquiry that bridges art making, researching and teaching, and Artography a blend of digitally manipulated photography and video, textures and shapes, digital and analogue images to create both digital and analogue mixed media compositions. I believe the practice of collage has been central to the evolution of contemporary art and digital practices. I feel deeply affiliated to the surrealist movement, the fluxus movement and artist such as Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Name June Paik, John Cage, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamps as well as abstract impressionism, hard-edge geometric abstraction and optical art movements to name only a few who have opened the way to new channels of artistic expression and exploration.
The works that shaped these last years are the result of my exploration: lightscapes, shadow boxes, miniature scenes, ready made, digital and analogue collages, poetic tableaux, dreamy landscapes, past memories and future visions, deconstructed re-compositions, fragmented mixed media patchworks of digital, virtual and physical experiences.
In her role as artist-curator Roseline investigates how art can be a collective medium for evolution, innovation and social change.
Since the beginning of time there has been a dialogue between art and consciousness. Art and artists mirror and stretch our collective perceptions and social fabric.
While our reality is becoming virtual, and technical innovation is exponential, how do we preserve our physical, sensorial, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions? How can the arts inspire our capacity to be sustainable, to be connected with our humanity and with the world? And how can the arts engage conscious individuals and social evolution?