Ileana Moro (°1992) Costa Rica
As a painter, I am drawn to exploring the depths of human emotion through the use of dark tones and layered surfaces. I am fascinated with the mysteries of outer space and the cosmic dance of astrology, and how they connect to our spiritual transformation. These invisible forces are often the inspiration for my work, which balances a sense of melancholy with the hopeful promise of romanticism.
My paintings are surreal, yet minimalist, each brushstroke revealing a soulful connection between the outer and inner worlds.
I work primarily in oil painting, an inherently emotional medium that allows me to express a wide range of feelings through light and shadow. The ovals forms are inherently spiritual in their meaning, playing a symbolic role in representing the birth of an unseen identity. It is a potent metaphor with many layers shed and new surfaces uncovered in the process, symbolizing the eternal cycle of creation and interconnectedness of all things.
Ultimately, with each piece, I hope to create a sense of connection between the viewer and the divine, reminding us all of our place in the infinite and unknowable universe.