Acrylic and Varnish on Canvas – 2016 120 x 100 cm
Aura, the goddess of the morning breeze, brings a breath of mysticism to the beginning of each day. Mystical experiences are like revelation which, in theology, philosophy, history or cultural studies, are of divine and absolute making. The painting ‘Aura Mystic’ approaches this unknown, immaterial world and sets the aura into the canvas by way of defining such mystical, out-of-body experience. Jumping out from the jet black background, a figure unfolds refusing any labels or names. This almost shapeless figure emerges in shades of orange and brown, a seemingly mysterious form bearing resemblance to a head with eyes, nose hair and mouth. By comparison the rest of the painting remains in darkness. It is the mere sense that something resides there that turns assumption to experience. The painting’s colour scheme is reminiscent of Minoan and red-figure vase painting from Greek antiquity to the Hellenistic age. If we close our eyes, we come a bit closer to an unknown world that is said to communicate with us even when we are dreaming. The divine you, the depths of your soul, appears to our eyes partly bizarre and blurred as a figure that seems to rise from unknown depths.