Emma Garcia Terrades

Emma Garcia Terrades

S´ARRACÓ 1978 Mallorca

“And just as we dress the events with the fabrics of our thoughts, in the same way we dress the objects of this visible world around, and where one sees harmony and beauty; another sees disgusting ugliness ”
                                                 James Allen, "As a Man Thinketh"
The painting should have long since died.
It doesn't really make any sense that we keep painting. There are much more accurate and realistic ways of representing objects and circumstances.
And yet ... we cannot stop doing it ... nothing can ever replace the energy that is transmitted directly from the painter's hand to the support of his painting ... nothing can ever replace the failure that becomes beautiful, the coincidence of some stains, and the final score; that most of the times it is bigger than the idea that was had… as if there was someone or something else that had given its touch. .this is what fascinates me.
Each drawing and painting has a different origin and way of creating itself, sometimes it is exactly as it was born in the painter's mind. Others is completely the result of the play of lines and colors, or of chance, or of the combination of all this ... each one seems to know how they should be born.
The artist is sometimes totally creative and other times it seems to be only the channel or instrument through which "something" had to leave the world of ideas.
In any case, whatever the artistic process may be, the painter's "fabrics of thought" "dress" his paintings in their own particular way and just as it is true that "as a man thinks, so is he" the same is true of the artist and its creation.
I was born and raised in S´Arracó, a very special little town, full of artists of all kinds, people of all nationalities and with a small hippy colony. Many parents of friends were artists so I have memories of seeing their ateliers and way of life. My maternal grandmother also painted as a hobby, so I suppose my childhood was "soaked in colors" without me noticing.
I have always enjoyed painting, both painting and contemplating, this led me to study the career of Art History and to follow my own self-taught path in painting.
All children enjoy painting and at some point they stop doing it ... I just kept going

Email: Emmanaif@hotmail.com

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