ABOUT EMOTIONAL SAVANA (A1)
“I began to realize that this type of art, which I define a lot as intuitive and impressionistic, has enormous potential to stimulate the eyes and senses of those who observe it. It can also generate stimuli of well-being, joy and enhancing the creativity that exists within each one, whether artistic or not.”
“Emotional Savana (A1)”, by the digital artist Ricardo Gomes, is an artwork that conceptualizes oil pastel painting as a way to transport colors and textures to the digital media. In this artwork, through colors, shapes and all the evoked scenery, the artist seeks for a neurological stimulation to increase the production of neurotransmitters and consequently change our state by simply observing it. He finds in art therapy a way to tell a story and involve the observer in a process of stimulation and transformation through the senses.
Emotional Savana and Rise Lotus on display at A Million Squares exhibition
“Some ask how I make my art. Most of my work has an emotional pillar. I dig through my emotions and try to give them color, texture and shape. I put the headphones in my ear. I attest to the deposit of creativity. Deep in the imagination. The raw material for this to happen can be oil pastel painting (I love how pastel is involved between colors and paper), photography or graphic design. I search inside myself for all the potential and knowledge I have, it may be a little here and there, but in the end it’s enough. I feel each step, with the low heat, moving back and forth, one more ingredient here and another there, and when it feels good it’s time to stop. The end result when I don’t let it burn (sometimes happens) is a brutal field of information that, once created, doesn’t stop pulsing. I dare to say that art is the technology of infinite possibilities. (Ricardo Gomes)
Ricardo Gomes was born in Covilhã, Serra da Estrela, in 1985. From a very young age showed a great sensory, creative and visionary capacity. He started his professional career in Marketing, having taken another direction when he discovered integrative therapies, psychotherapy, behavior emotional, neuroscience, quantum physics, art therapy, movements systemic and archetypes. Bringing together all these ingredients and his desire to transform lives, Ricardo decided to find in Art a highly benevolent and transformative tool. He uses oil pastel to look for tones, textures and shapes in the digital, where everything comes to life, gain dimension and originality. His works are full of color, harmony, well-being that are born from a desire to balance and find a safe place in a world in constant tribulation. With a visible connection to the technological dimension, Ricardo’s works transpose oil pastel to digital art, in what is a manifesto of being in constant search and evolution.