ASCENDING TO OUR INNER SELF THROUGH ART

This society has educated us to trust in the Newspapers rather than in ourselves.

Taking this reality into account, the Guatemalan artist Ana Liska de Nuyens proposes an extraordinary system of relational art through her artwork with media paper rolled up and placed in a way that reminds us that the truth does not belong to the communication media but lives in us.

Her excellent proposal in mixed media techniques brings us back to the centre of our spirit and converts each object art into a powerful system that demonstrates our potential to change everything we read in the newspapers for the encounter with our true self.

The core principles of ethical journalism places us in what Ana reminds us with her artwork proposal, an excellent base for everyone to show responsibility in how they use opinions and information.

Ana Liska de Nuyens, SELF-RELIEF, mixed media on masonite, 8 inches x 8 inches, 2017

The ‘objet trouvé’, French term for found objects treated as works of art in themselves, as well as providing inspiration for the artist, led Ana to roll up newspaper in order to become a system to reconfigure the world news into a personal system of inner self encounter and recognition of our creative power.

Most art proposals have at least two sides. While there is no obligation to present every side in every proposal, artworks should be balanced and add context that she builds it as our inner core.

Ana leads us to find our independent voices through observation of her artwork; she teaches us nonverbally to not believe life is the result of special interests whether political, corporate or cultural.

When I saw her INNER CORE artwork, I felt how the true core of our being is not what we believe socially and culturally that is life, but our unconscious and collective knowledge. Every mixed media artwork she builds is a metaphor. Metaphors relate visual arts to uncover the mechanisms and motivations behind the artistic process. These metaphoric structures are as diverse as the variety of art categories –. The form of “language” used in metaphors for art is sometimes spoken language and sometimes written language. In Ana’s case is a Multilanguage.

ANA LISKA DE NUYENS, INNER CORE, mixed media on canvas, 40 in. x 25 in. 2018

My American friend Karen Sullivan explains this metaphors this way:

ART IS MONOLOGUE

MONOLOGUE ART

Speaker → artist

Audience → viewers

Speech → art (usually mixed media art)

When I saw her mixed media artwork ASCEND, I understood that by our inner self is the only way to ascend to our self-motivation.

Ana Liska de Nuyens, ASCEND, mixed media on masonite, 10 inches x 10 inches 2017.

And her SYNCHRONOUS DIPTYCH, led me to systematically examine the structure of these and other metaphors, along with their uses in cognition and communication.

Carl Gustav Jung said "When you notice the same coincidence happening more than once and it begins to take on meaning, then it becomes a Synchronicity."

Ana Liska de Nuyens, SYNCHRONOUS DIPTYCH, mixed media on masonite, 32 inches x 32 inches, 2017.

We've all experienced 'uncanny coincidences' at once. A time where an unlikely sequence of events occur simultaneously, or what seems like a destined chain of events that occur without warning, or at 'just the right time', like her CHAINS artwork. This type of serendipity can seem startling and mysterious when it happens often enough just like this wonderful SYNCHRONOUS DIPTYCH.

Ana Liska de Nuyens, CHAINS, mixed media, 8 inches X 8 inches 2017.

Ana Liska de Nuyens teaches us that oftentimes we only see things as they appear to be on the surface, but there is much more to reality than meets the eye and one must look beneath the surface of events and experiences in order to see the inner-workings of their own mind at play, in the same way we can analyse each of her artworks which show us how there is a connection between the 'inner world' and the 'outer world'. They are not separate realities but one in the same, and consciousness itself is the bridge between these two dimensions. The external and physical world that we observe and experience as 'reality', is the mirror reflection of the internal or non-physical world.

Ana Liska de Nuyens, TOWARDS OUR INNER SELF, mixed media on masonite, 8 inches x 8 inches 2017.

Her artwork offers a synchronicity on the spiritual path in the fabric of time when we suddenly and briefly become consciously aware that we have made a deeper connection with the universe or that which is greater than our individual self.

She also offers participatory art to heal and has been selected by curators like Renee Phillips, the director-curator of Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY. In order to offer healing relational art.

Congratulations, Ana Liska de Nuyens!

Ralph C. Valley

functional.art@aol.co.uk

© ANA LISKA DE NUYENS. These artworks belong to the artist. To publish elsewhere these artworks please ask permission to anuyens@me.com

Ana Liska de Nuyens, HOOKED MINDS, mixed media on masonite, 10 x 10 inches 2017.

 Ana Liska de Nuyens, MY MIND, mixed media on masonite, 10 in. x 10 in. 2017.