Art by Liz Aragon | About
I'm not very active on social media, but I do occasionally post art on Tumblr and Instagram.
Sometimes I experiment with electronic music as well.
Below is an (old) artist's statement relating to my surreal paintings:
Creating art to me is like discovering new mysteries- not solving them, but simply finding them, through psychic automatism, capturing the fleeting essences of anomalies lurking in the depths of my subconscious. My art has always been like my childhood dreams and nightmares- cartoon characters twisted into symbolic absurdity.
Often while drifting between sleeping and waking states, I capture glimpses of elusive unrealities. The images that appear in my mind are fascinating new discoveries that I am deeply driven to manifest into this fabrication we call reality- which in itself is surreal. In a sense, I depict strange things as a reminder that our very existence is a strange thing.
The truth is, I don't always have an explanation available to readily describe my artworks or the process of their creation. Instead, I say to the viewer, "You may interpret it however you'd like."
What I know for sure is that art is my necessity. Without it, I would lose my identity- and possibly my mind! My very existence runs on artistic drive; to me, art is a survival instinct of the soul.