Artist Statement – Ceasius Kakius
"A hero's journey"
My work is created using a wide range of materials including charcoal, pigments, inks, resin, papers, 3D objects, acrylic and oil paints - but I can’t stop myself experimenting with new media all the time! I have a tendency to create ‘emotional line’ work, with passionate application of materials and a child like irreverence for formal representational works. The figures in my paintings subtly explores themes concerning the meaning of life which I believe is to evolve consciousness in ‘to find love and unity’ not just between couples, but also between friends, fathers and sons and brothers and sisters ... even love between ourselves … as simple as that … reaching contentment from within.
My artwork is more like a ‘life theory’ or ‘philosophy’ where I am trying to prove literally and objectively that ‘we are what we think’ and that contentment is a personal choice rather than through personal situations or luck. I find Psychology, self development and mindfulness fascinating. I study various different approaches since very young in order to understand my ‘mind’ or my ‘madness’, in particular mixing Western Psychology with an Oriental Spiritual approach. I have studied many Masters over the years including Maslow, Viktor Frankl, Rorschach,Joseph Campbell, Chopra, Jodorowsky, Eckhart Tolle, Buda, Freud, Jung and Jesus to name a few. My work deeply depicts this approach, often using the ‘Rorschach’ test technique but with a transformative art result because my purpose is to facilitate a creative and visual process of self-reflection.
I strongly believe that we are what we think.Further more what we feel. Before I start painting - depending on the theme - I always try to get into that ‘zone’ or ‘space’ before hand. Firstly I visualize before jumping into the paint - then I am able to see between the shades, stains and splashes ‘what I want’ or ‘would like’ to see. This is where the ‘Rorschach’ theory or law of attraction appears in my paintings ... it is my own visualization of where, what, when, how and with whom perspectives are developing. My paintings basically express all my life's struggles and the tools I learned to move through them. So basically I paint in order to grow, share, learn and heal. Sometimes I just see naked woman or sea animals and sometimes I see creatures from ‘Kuluskuntranus’ – an imaginary planet. I always try to follow the light and not the lamp! This is what Joseph Campbell called; "Transformative art". This is the art I am in love with.
I really want to go further with my creativity and therefore do not limit myself to painting, so I have started creating and writing the history of this character “Ceasius Kakius” who is in fact my alter ego. lately I discover that actually this story is actually what Joseph Campbell called " The hero's journey". I love everything that involves being part of the creative process - from Visual Arts to Poetry, from Performance to Directing. I am lucky enough to have experimented with most of them but ‘too much is never enough’ I am afraid and ‘time is too short’. I am trying therefore to focus my energies on Visual Arts, specially Transformative art for the time being and explore as much as possible until the joy is gone! 20/12/2007
Far away on the planet of Kuluskuntranus, Ceasius Kakius was born on a small silver beach surrounded by a colourful ocean, with waves melting into the silver sand…
Ceasius Kakius is a character created by an artist on the northern beaches...
Ceasius ended up living on Earth after his spacecraft was hit by a strange rainbow musical comet - whilst on his journey to realize his dream of seeing musician Bob Marley live in concert.
Ceasius’ amazing imagination will take you into a magic world of fantasy, humor, spirituality and colours.
The character represents the artist’s alter ego – he shows us his struggles in life, his humanitarian and spiritual approach and his dream to reach an altruistic way of life.
That in effect, ‘Oneness and Unconditional love’ is the key factor in human existence.
Ceasius Kakius shows us his amazing versatile skills using different media and techniques from acrylics, ink, collage, and 3D objects - through abstract and figurative surrealism work the artists will take you into a self reflection journey that perhaps... will transforme your life for ever...