My name is Claudio Fiori. I'm an Italian Artist . I'm self taught and still learning as I consider Art and endless experience with life.Art is borderless and out of time , as necessary to human beings as food and water.Without it life is tasteless and senseless.In my opinion Art is a powerful instrument for expression and communication belonging to everybody because it's part of our own nature.I see the Artist as a person with a mission at the service of society.He has to search deep inside His inner self to be able to express to others, feelings,moods,ideas or concepts.He is a magician which can create the illusion of three dimensions(or more)on a white bi-dimensional piece of paper.He is the Author of the songs people sing when they are happy or immages people look at when they want to see some beauty or....whatever. It's a great responsability to be an artist and the Great Muse will never stop to teach and guide us.Pablo Picasso once said" Art is stronger than me,She makes me paint what She wants "and on another occasion said " Maybe I've learned to draw as a child does ". Only a Great Master can say these things because much technical knowledge is required to reach that stage where the Muse use's you to express Herself.Another example is what John Coltrane said" learn your instrument,practise a lot of scales and once you play, forget everything and JUST BLOW".This is what I consider a step toward the " NEXT LEVEL". When in the 80's I found myself searching for some poetry to portray and with many spiritual questions in my mind, I came to India, Even though I'm still with thousands of questions I did find my characters and each one with their poetry.Characters out of time who are repeating more or less the same actions wearing the same clothes in the same places as their forefathers did thousands of years ago.What an opportunity for me to be living in my poetry with my characters sharing knowledge,food and adventures.In Nepal, in Phokara to be precise ,I made a very interesting experiment with some local artists.Daily we would exchange our knowledge, me, teaching our western style of Art and they teaching me the technique for Tanka paintings(Tibetan Buddhist).
Recently I discovered the digital media and why not? It's the new media for this era and I think that it should be used . The product is the piece of Art not the instrument used.So my tip of the day is practise a lot especially drawing as it's the foundation of a good painting and keep experimenting so that when the Muse comes we are ready.
My medias are watercolor,pastels,oil on canvas and now also digital.
I apologise for my mispellings and grammatical errors hoping that my message has been passed on anyway.
My webpage is www.ClaudioFioriArt
. com If you visit i would appreciate if you could please sign the guest book.
I hope that with this writing to have stimulated some questions or curiosities,if so please feel free to continue this topic with me. Regards Claudio Fiori.