My work is a self-portrait of my mind, a prism of my convictions.
Art should be an oasis: a place or refuge from the hardness of life.
Before anything else, I started painting bulls and matadors. That was my initiation to paint.
Bullfights have so much color. Not just the matador but also the bull, the arena, and the public. It's all very festive.
I believe that it's better to have a conviction, believe strongly in something, and then the convictions create a style that reflects your mentality.
My popularity has to do with the divorce between modern art, where everything is obscure, and the viewer who often feels he needs a professor to tell them whether it's good or not. I believe a painting has to talk directly to the viewer, with composition, color and design, without a professor to explain it.