The Cynic

The Cynic

I want to share with you my personal journey towards minimalism and how it has impacted not only my lifestyle, but also my art. As the saying goes, “less is more”, and I couldn’t agree more.

Eight years ago, I started my journey towards reducing my possessions, information overload, and consumption. This habit has allowed me to appreciate and desire material things less, as the whole point of minimalism is to have only the essentials needed to live. Living this way not only has a visual impact, but it also affects our emotions and mental clarity. Having a clean and clutter-free environment brings peace, focus, concentration, and joy.

This mindset has also affected my painting style. I started reducing the number of colors I use, trying to extract the most from what little I have available.

 The result has been an exploration of a more genuine creative line that emphasizes expression as the main focus.

In my search for this essence of having creativity and satisfaction with the minimum, I stumbled upon a figure of great importance in history who was a minimalist long before the term existed. 

In my studies of human behavior, which are the foundation and starting point for my creations, I found Diogenes in philosophy. He was one of the greatest representatives of cynicism, preaching complete disregard for material possessions and pleasure.


Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904) (Artist) 1860 oil on canvas (18th and 19th Centuries ) The Walters Art Museum

In conclusion, the minimalistic lifestyle has had a tremendous impact on my life and my art. It has allowed me to appreciate and focus on what really matters, and it has given me the freedom to create more genuinely. 

I encourage you all to try out this way of living and see how it can benefit you too. Thanks for reading!