Javier Chalini

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Neighborhood: Dogpatch
Group Affiliation: Graphic Arts Workshop

Creating images is an exploration of profound understanding of what I have lived or learned but haven’t made fully conscious. Through the creative process I build my visual narrative walking between past and present, gathering memories, collectiveconcepts, and daily events. This helps me to pass beyondsimplistic forms and concepts to find or create symbols, images, metaphors, and myths that can embody an action or relationship.
It is a visual game that is intolerant of contrived perfection or inhibitions. There are no restrictions with respect to techniques, mediums, or incorporated elements; the source and evolution of my imagery are instinctive. I bring forth figures and symbols ready to dance in a visual way to conceptualize space/time,action/reaction, assemblage/chaos, and conflict/passiondichotomies. In this process, I recognize universal quests,verities, and eternal changes that help me to grasp anunderstanding of our individual as well as social humanity.