Voladores | 1996 -2017

2015, Selfportrait as Volador, oil on canvas, cm 90×140


“El Volador” (the one who flies) appear in the last book of Carlos Castaneda The Active Side of Infinity. I have heard his name for the first time a few years ago in Athens from the mouth of a close friend film director and anthropologist. From that moment has never left me. I am sure to know him and fight with him since the day of my birth. I’m happy to present here few works born from the effort of this struggle.

“I did see some strange fleeting black shadow projected on the foliage of the trees. It was either one shadow going back and forth or various fleeting shadows moving from left to right or right to left or straight up in the air. They looked like fat black fish to me, enormous fish. It was as if gigantic swordfish were flying in the air. I was engrossed in the sight. Then, finally, it scared me. It became too dark to see the foliage, yet I could still see the fleeting black shadows. ”

Carlos Castaneda, The Active Side of Infinity