"I invite viewers to engage with the artworks as a means of personal exploration and connection. By immersing themselves in the layers of abstraction and allowing the artwork to evoke their own emotions, they can embark on a journey of self-discovery and empathetic understanding. - Bassé
As a mental health advocate, I believe in the power of art to provoke introspection, encourage dialogue, and foster understanding. Through my abstract expressionist art, I aim to delve into the depths of human emotion and create a visual language that speaks directly to the heart.
"Embracing the Inner Storm" is a theme I carry throughout my works. I explore the complex tapestry of emotions we experience on our journey through mental health challenges. By harnessing the raw energy of abstract expressionism, I seek to capture the essence of those intense and often conflicting emotions that can sometimes be difficult to put into words. Each brushstroke, colour choice, and texture in my paintings serves as a conduit for expressing the depth and range of human emotion. The interplay of vibrant hues, dynamic gestures, and subtle nuances within the artwork reflects the complexities of the human psyche. Through the act of creation I find solace, healing, and an opportunity to communicate the universal experiences of joy, pain, resilience, and hope.
I invite viewers to engage with the artworks as a means of personal exploration and connection. By immersing themselves in the layers of abstraction and allowing the artwork to evoke their own emotions, they can embark on a journey of self-discovery and empathetic understanding.
My intention is to bridge the gap between the personal and the universal, shedding light on the often-stigmatised subject of mental health. By showcasing the power and beauty of emotions, even in their rawest forms, I hope to challenge societal misconceptions and foster conversations that promote empathy, support, and acceptance.
Through my artistic expression of "Embracing the Inner Storm," I offer an invitation to embrace vulnerability and celebrate the inherent resilience of the human spirit. It is my sincere hope that these expressive and emotional artworks will inspire a greater understanding and compassion for mental health, paving the way for a more inclusive and supportive society.
Keep art about art.
When we judge art based on the identity of the artist, we risk allowing our biases and preconceptions to influence our evaluation of the artwork. We might, for example, be more likely to appreciate a piece of art created by a famous or well-respected artist, even if the artwork itself is not particularly impressive. Similarly, we might be less likely to appreciate a piece of art created by an unknown or controversial artist, even if the artwork is masterful.
To truly appreciate art for what it is, we must be willing to set aside our biases and focus solely on the artwork itself. By doing this, we can gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the artwork, and allow it to speak to us on its own terms.
My art is my outlet and helps me so much with my own struggles at times, this has lead me to passionately want to inspire others to do the same. The process of creating art allows individuals to express themselves authentically, without the need for words or explanation. Through art therapy, individuals can develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their experiences, and their emotions. By connecting with their authentic selves, they can gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, which can lead to healing and personal growth.