Since I remember, since I was just a child, my drawings, all my work has revolved around the figure and the portrait, paying no attention to the background or anything not be the main element, because they monopolize all my attention and curiosity, dwarfing the rest. When I was a child, it was innate and as an adult I had to experiment a little bit before I realized it wasn’t necessary to go further. Over time, trolls, aliens, dragons, and legendary warriors have been transformed into dark ladies.
They fill my canvases and my work hours. Sometimes less, so do men, but due to the paths my life has followed, they almost always lose.
The technique approaches expressionism, with cubist and geometrist influences. I like colour, the more saturated, the better, and the finishing of the painting must be a little ‘casual’, worked but fresh and somewhat neglected where it has to be.
During the last two years, I have been painting in series. In each one I develop an idea that has its origin in the conclusion of the previous one, and so I advance step by step. I always try not to fall into repetition, to innovate, even to risk of being somewhat eclectic, because I think that behind all this there is an evolution that is only achieved by avoiding the stagnation. To stop is to die.
All my work has an unmistakable personal stamp, embedded in sadness and restlessness, far from tendencies and trifles, offering truths of those that time does not change.
All images © Javier Lesaka
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