As we embark on this exploration of eloy's artistic universe, we peel back the layers of his creative process, uncovering the alchemy that transforms pain into beauty. Join us as we unravel the mysteries behind the art, the thoughts and the delicate dance between writing and watercolor that defines the unique and captivating world of eloy.
Q: What initially drew you to your chosen medium or art form, and what keeps you engaged and inspired to continue creating?
There is a volcano inside me. It often erupts and the lava it scatters melts my soul. The act of writing and the act of laying watercolor on paper is the most important thing that protects my soul from the fury of lava. The art I create is my shield. They are a kind of medicine that helps me keep my pain under control.
Q: Can you describe your creative process? How do you generate ideas, and how do you bring them to life in your work?
I think I was created with an unfiltered perception. Emotions and feelings have no difficulty infiltrating my soul. Feeling too many things very strongly at once is the first step to creating what will be put on paper. Feeling is the starting point. Then, I give the first shape to what captures me by putting it into a literary form. Then I surrender this burden to watercolor and it bears this weight for me.
Q: Many artists have a particular theme or message that they explore through their art. What central themes or ideas do you find yourself consistently drawn to, and why?
The most important detail that has taken root in my papers is that what I put on paper says to everyone who communicates with them from the heart, "What you feel happened to me too. You are never alone." It's what he's trying to say. I guess this is my attempt to not feel alone.
finding middle ground
Q: How do you navigate the balance between staying true to your artistic vision and meeting the expectations or demands of the audience or art market?
I feel like I'm on a piece of land that is empty and maintains its clean air. I live in the belief that we, together with the people living on this land, create expectations in the way we desire. I believe that my art is a hand that shapes everything that will be built in this empty land, and I move my hands so as not to damage the beauty of the landscape, to make it the best it can be.
Q: Artistic expression can be deeply personal and introspective. How do you handle vulnerability and emotional exposure in your work, and how does it affect you as an artist?
Imagine walking barefoot on a sidewalk full of broken glass. Invite the thought into your mind that you fell into a stream where you know hundreds of crocodiles live and you cannot get out. These are the things I feel when I'm not traveling on one of the wagons of the artistic expression process. Art is the real thing that erases my emotional exposure.
Q: Are there any artists or art movements that have had a significant influence on your style or approach? How have they inspired and shaped your artistic journey?
While reading Balzac's Lily of the Valley book, I tried to draw a picture that I could use as a bookmark. I was so impressed that I went to my desk for that first moment when I seriously thought that paper and pen should make love. That book is the mother of my first drawing when I was sane.
Q. In the creative process, artists often encounter challenges or roadblocks. Can you share a specific instance where you faced a significant obstacle, and how did you overcome it?
I can watch the clouds. I can sit on a bench and lose myself in the view of the human waterfall. I can lose myself in the rhythm of a bird's movements on my finger. In short, my sensory organs are alive and, beyond that, the heart of my feelings is beating. In addition, I can provide pen and paper for my soul. If everything I mentioned were not like this, I could talk about an obstacle and a difficulty. Right now, I just think that everything that exists and will exist in this universe will not be an obstacle to my creation process, but will be supplies.
Q: Collaboration can be a powerful force in art. Have you ever collaborated with other artists or professionals from different disciplines? If so, what was the experience like, and how did it impact your work?
It is a unique experience to live there by building a tent within the same idea with a being and to enjoy every color chaos that slides around us together. In moments like these, hearts lean on each other. You feel like you are perceiving life with more than one heart, and everything seems more enjoyable than it actually is.
the experience with Exchange Art
Q: Could you describe how your involvement with Exchange Art, has impacted your life as an artist?
This situation has put my art in a form where it can be viewed not only by my small circle but by people in every corner of the world. Moreover, while my art runs freely in such a wide area, I do not lose track of it. Most importantly, while all this was happening, I was surrounded by a situation where my art could feed me and the belief that it could feed me in the future. In other words, my life and my perspective on life changed completely with the inclusion of my art in the chain.
thoughts to the future
Q: Looking ahead, what are your aspirations and goals as an artist? How do you envision your artistic practice evolving in the future?
My biggest goal is to ensure that my ability to be influenced always remains in my nature and to carry within me until my death the urge to not be afraid to live under the influence of everything. It will be a big surprise for me to witness what all these bring to my art and where they will take me in the future.