At the core of Caro Arevalo’s art is repetition, symmetry, and balance. A visionary artist from Peru living and working in Brooklyn NY, her heritage plays a major role in her work, as well as her connection with mother earth. The end result is both beautiful and mystical, inviting man to rekindle his connection with the natural world.
“The usage of pointillism, metallic appearances, sacred geometry and meditative flow guide my expedition towards creating my own galaxy,” explains Arevalo on her website. Most of her paintings are organized around the traditional mandala (circle in Sanskrit) — a shape imbued in symbolism that is understood as a spiritual tool.
“I’ve started to paint the evolution of different species and as I mostly work with the mandalic shape,” Arevalo further explained in an interview with the DUFMOD blog. “I use the mandala’s different orbits to represent the evolution of organisms as the mandala keeps on growing, as an eternal evolving spiral.”
According to Arevalo, through her Amazonian heritage, she embraces the importance of rituals and ancestral wisdom. Those teach her that by observing nature one can notice that there is no real separateness and the whole universe is connected as a one. Techniques such as finite subdivision rules, cartography, acuity enhancement, and symmetrical repetition are the building blocks of Arevalo’s work which, according to her, also have a meditative quality.
“For me the best way to keep on growing and making things happen is by focusing on what you have today,” says Arevalo, “using those tools in your advantage and make the best out of it. If you don’t have an art studio start on the floor next to your bed or the kitchen table.”
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