~ Nina Sabina Caballero
My art expresses my inner life and struggles to maintain equilibrium in a complicated world. It is about my profound observations and love of nature and the human spirit. The passion I feel while creating comes from my core and has always been the driving force in my life. I compose each painting with the hope that you, the viewer, may find rest or pause for renewal and reflection in my creations. May the colors and interplay of light and shadow be restoring, energizing, and bring you peace. May the forms, symbolism, and craftsmanship intrigue your curiosity about what truly inspires my creativity.
I aspire to my work to contribute to our collective awakening, acknowledging our shared need for greater awareness, observing more, and feeling more. Countering the atmosphere of superficiality that prevails in a culture that accepts what is easy, celebrates the banal, forgets the past, and is more connected to technology than the self. As a contemporary artist, my decidedly modern style and processes are deeply rooted in Classical artistic training in the tradition of the Old Masters.
While I enjoy covering various subjects, I remain consistent throughout my work with a deep love and respect for beauty and nature. For me, painting is intuitive and highly symbolic, and the direction it takes each time I approach the Canvas is often surprising, even to me. I create layers of spaces and moments of life in my paintings. The tension in the paintings is created by the composition and the surface quality itself. Each brushstroke is consciously and intuitively applied, like recording every gesture and decision, evoking the energy of the handmade object. This unpredictable surface recalls the human touch, conveying personal empathy through the work.
My vision and approach to the subject manifest through abstract interpretation intuitively. My paintings are, on the one hand, recognizable subjects, yet mysterious and fascinating states of mind ⎼ visual poetry. I paint semi-transparent, layered works in which the color surfaces slide over each other as a refreshing sleep or beautiful music. Colors are emotions in my art, and the paintings are scapes of the mind. Nature is close to my heart, and I can feel Nature's refreshing and empowering influence. We don't experience nature only with our vision but with our understanding and hearts. When we look deep into nature, we understand everything better. Nature is powerful ⎼ capturing its Essence is difficult. The work becomes a dance between the light and the shadows. It takes you to a place within yourself.
— Nina Sabina Caballero
~ Nina Sabina Caballero
I dream of creating a unique place for artists and visionaries from all genres and worldwide to inspire and learn from one another. Art is the universal language of all time. Art unites everyone and touches all the people around the world. Artists attempt to communicate at a powerful emotional level to those within their own culture. Art is timeless because art originates from the people. Art is universal because it lets us express ourselves the way we want. It is the simplest thing a man can do to encourage the people around him. Hence, art serves incredibly as a universal language - a way of understanding other cultures, histories, and values.
Art has always been and will always be an essential part of our lives. People appreciate art differently, whether music, dance, poetry, drawings, or paintings. Art helps us emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually, and it even helps to shape individual and collective personalities. Artmaking and viewing art allow us to process our experiences. Art enables us to express and understand the world around us. We are unique in our human drive to create and engage with the arts. The arts build community by depicting shared emotions and expressing our perspectives.
Art is universal. You can exist without art, but you can't live without it. Art is essential for human survival. The best artworks transcend their cultural matrix and speak directly to our shared humanity. Artists aim to communicate a powerful emotional connection with those in their culture through their art, consciously or unconsciously.
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