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 Diego Acevedo Llosa on the northern beaches of Sydney Australia...
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 Bob Marley in concert.
Ceasius’ amazing imagination will take you into an inner transformation 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...
Brief by Artmotiv magazine 2020
Ceasius Kakius is the character that Diego Acevedo-Llosa created to enter that inner world and perhaps fantastic full of rebellion and possible and invented dreams.
The planet of Kuluskuntranus where this character comes from, allows Diego to investigate his own identity, the Unconscious and subconscious world to achieve other levels of consciousness,
navigate your memory and invent new forms and stories so that your art becomes more intense, symbolic and useful to humanity.
Its organic forms, free strokes and those cosmic spaces feed that fantastic and deep world. In his canvases the artist adheres seeds, coffee beans, organic elements, obsolete objects, small lights such as star sparkles that allow us to remember that we are beings of light even in the darkest moments and enrich the way of posing his work, giving him new connotations and direction to his "painting".
Within a thoughtful and spontaneous journey at the same time, the art of Ceasius Kakius generates a language that draws from the deep to develop a transformative art that functions as a catalyst for the internal journey, of that trip that the artist activates as a mystical recollection which brings it closer to its essence and allows it to integrate its shadows like everyone who dares to connect with his work.
Diego has developed a spiritual visual language that allows him to meditate on human relationships, inquire into memory and in search of a balance and of his own recognition, of that identity he discovers and reveals in each new work. These tools support him to manage life, to love and accept himself, to find that mature and thoughtful balance, and to flow with the world.
The Transformative Art of Diego Acevedo Llosa
Diego Acevedo Llosa's work has surrounding aspects that broaden the very spectrum of his artistic work. Apart from generating a mature and well-structured work, his artistic work also has a transformative utility in the human being and serves as a tool to help or guide his clients to improve their life or transform it positively.
Diego has a range of studies that allow him to have a very broad perspective of life and also very deep in the human aspect.
From his studies in art therapy, cognitive behavioral emotional therapy, positive psychology, holistic coaching, clinical hypnosis, neuro linguistic programming (NLP), master's degree in business administration, and his studies in art, he has been able to integrate all these knowledge to generate a substantial artwork and very personal symbols that revolves around the figurative or abstract, with a warmth that allows him to create in a very free and spontaneous way and at the same time, with a very personal and consolidated language.
Diego Acevedo Llosa's artworks transcends support and takes his viewers to deeper and more primary levels. Diego uses art and his own art to guide his clients on a path of self-knowledge and emotional well-being.
Since he has applied this technique that he himself has created thanks to his knowledge and intuition, more people are looking to him to develop under his guidance, a personal improvement and the scope of personal projects or spiritual discovery.
In his first 20 years of life in Lima, Diego had personal experiences that allowed him to question internal and social structures and focus his life from other perspectives than most of his generation. After settling in Australia, his new home, he developed a whole system to create art and link it with self-knowledge and personalized guidance to achieve goals and deepen in your own being.
Apart from being an artist, he becomes an internal mentor with a great ability to guide his clients through their own worlds and lead them to self-knowledge and the improvement of their lives in deep or spiritual aspects and also in material or sentimental achievements.
On his own path to self-knowledge, the artist creates a character called Ceasius Kakius who, as an alter ego, allows him to enter his inner world more freely and create stories full of fantasy and rebellion that can be very well used as tools in these therapy sessions of self- discovery.
"He comes from another planet, he comes from the planet Kuluskuntranus, he is a dreamer and his dream is to travel to planet earth and see Bob Marley in concert."
The artist's intention is for the story itself to be transformative for the reader or viewer. This fascinating and transformative book will be published soon.
The planet Kuluskuntranus where this character comes from, allows Diego to investigate his own identity, in the unconscious and subconscious world to achieve other levels of consciousness, navigate his memory and invent new forms and stories so that his art becomes more intense, deep and symbolic, and therefore also useful to humanity.
His organic forms, free strokes and those cosmic spaces are feeding that fantastic and deep world of his artistic proposal. In his canvases the artist adheres seeds, coffee beans, organic elements, disused objects, small lights like starbursts and applies technology to develop his works that are always executed and signed by this alter ego called Ceasius Kakius.
Ceasius Kakius, the creative character of Diego Acevedo Llosa, takes us on a meditated and spontaneous journey at the same time and generates a language that draws from the depths to develop a transformative art that functions as a catalyst for the inner journey, of that journey that the active artist as a mystical recollection that brings him closer to his essence and allows him to materialize those energies to create parallel and symbolic worlds.
His art is a spiritual language that leads us to meditate on human relationships, inquire into memory and seek a balance and self-recognition, that identity that he discovers and resolves in each new work. These tools support you in managing life, and teach you to love and accept yourself. But these tools also help others to find that mature and thoughtful balance, which allows us to transcend and travel after our dreams.
In the extensive conversations I have had with Diego Acevedo Llosa, we have touched on issues of philosophy, perception of the world, and issues of self-realization. I transcribe part of these dialogues below:
J: Tell us a little about your knowledge, I see that you have various studies from business management, to art therapy or clinical hypnosis.
D: Studies have emerged organically, out of their own necessity. In my adolescence, I visited some psychologists and neurologists for my personality and they said that I had unusual brain activity, maybe attention deficit disorder. I was very dispersed and went from an extroverted to an introverted attitude all the time.
One of the neurologists encouraged me to study transcendental meditation, and that's how I started to enter that world at 17, into the world of self-discovery, inner work and personal development through meditation.
J: You told me about an important phrase: "We are what we think." And it reminded me of the apt phrase attributed to Epictetus, a philosopher from the beginning of the Christian era:
"We are not affected by what happens to us, but by what we tell ourselves that happens to us."
In that sense, that inner voice seems very important, that inner monologue that speaks to us all the time. Do you think that voice can be modulated, or can it be controlled in our favor?
D: That's right. That inner voice can be modulated, it can become kinder. Part of the studies I did at the beginning of my internal journey, made me recognize that voice and what it said to myself. So, I began to study cognitive behavioral emotional therapy, its acronym in English RECBT, after NLP which is neuro linguistic programming and other tools such as clinical hypnosis.
In this way, little by little, every time I was interested in something, I looked for books and began to study these topics. Always with the intention of improving. You have to transform that internal dialogue.
J: I would like to understand a little what drives you to develop your work, I feel it is ritualistic. There is a lot of personal symbology and I feel that you develop it with a lot of freedom as well. I understand that it has served you for your self-knowledge and personal development.
D: Peruvians have all this culture and ancestral wisdom full of rituals and symbols. One is learning from those rituals that are done in the Amazon and the Andean world. That connection with the elements and nature and how they used those rituals to reach higher states of consciousness and also used medicinal plants.
I use huayruro a lot in my work. That seed of two colors, red and black, represents duality, masculine and feminine energy. Mushrooms are the medicinal plant of choice at the moment.
With my experience, I am realizing that one is more efficient with your tools when you use both hemispheres of the brain. I started using my own crises as catalysts to go further and improve.
On the subject of rituals, I studied Alejandro Jodorowsky with his psychomagic, where he mixes rituals, power of dreams, theater, poetry, and shamanism psychotherapy. His work came into my hands when I was very young, he was a very important teacher for me. Each teacher has given me tools.
When I started painting all of this was part of my self-discovery. From that time, I questioned myself, what is my mission, what is my essence. I realized how one can reprogram one's thoughts through codes and symbols. I began to use art as a tool to improve and have new patterns of behavior.
Later on, I realized that it generated an effect, a sensation to the people who experienced my art. And it wasn't planned.
People entered my gallery that I ran in Sydney, and they asked about me, they looked for me. Let's say people chose me and made me their inner guide organically, I just flowed with that. Actually, the one who noticed it was my manager Sarah, since in the end they looked for me every day, almost to the point that I had to hide.
Charging for my time was a way of putting a bit of limits since they wouldn't let us work!
J: In the art that you develop, you have your followers or clients who seek self-development and seek you as a mentor to guide them on this path. You use art to evolve as a tool. How do you achieve this, how do you do this process?
D: When I serve my clients, I use my own method that I have been developing over the years and combined with all the tools that I learned, it becomes more efficient to improve the levels of contentment of the people who seek me. Many people say that my work is very powerful.
I have many tools at hand to improve my clients' lives. I sit with them and I connect in a deep way with their interests or world and see if it is better to use art for their transformation, or I realize that it is better to use neuro linguistic reprogramming or dance, or performance and even more complete: sounds, meditations and visuals through projection techniques on which I create a personalized painting to suit them, depending on their needs, where I mix all these tools together and more for this process.
I love the idea that in the end, they are left with a 'masterpiece' of art for their home, which guides them to higher levels of consciousness.
" Many times, I also use stories, the fact of telling them in a third person narrative is very powerful, that's why I created this character, Ceasius Kakius who is part of my work and I realized the transformative power of storytelling.
J: When you are in the creative process, how do you face those moments? How are you developing your work? How is your ritual?
D: Many times, I start by testing materials, experimenting and the work flows. In those cases, I tend more to abstraction. At other times I paint "my spaceship" which is part of my character.
In some cases, I make sketches, when I have a concrete idea. On the other hand, I face the canvas in a very spontaneous way and it is an adventure that flows. It has been a search to alleviate certain feelings and crises.
J: And how did you start to guide your clients in self-development discovery?
D: When I had the art gallery, people would come and talk to me. Initially, I did not want to spend so much time on this activity because it distracted me from my artwork. But they made me see that I had that ability to generate a very unique connection with people, that I was really there present, some who really listened to them.
Little by little, they began to look for me and with the techniques that I have developed, my clients felt a transformation and found a way to continue and improve their lives. I have created 11 paintings that have sped up the process.
At the beginning of the sessions, I would leave them alone in the main room for a few minutes. Then, asked them if any work caught their attention. Almost 90% of the time there was the block or the starting point to work on in there. So, I am accompanying them in this process.
I have already been guiding people for 12 years, with scientific, empirical and technical tools that have already been tested. It is a constant learning process.
The first step is to question yourself, to generate that restlessness, that energy that moves you to change, to improve. Now, for me, it is time to teach.
The idea of union and integration is very important, powerful. You have to know how to listen to the person in front of you. Achieve that integration of ideas. The world now has a tendency to separation, to polarization, and I hope that this tendency will lead us to union later.
Humanity is going to realize how important union is, empathy and compassion. Yoga or yoking which in Sanskrit means union.The word religion comes from the latin word ligare: to unify, to join, or link, classically understood to mean the linking of human and divine.
“The idea is not only to create something aesthetic and conceptual but also something that is useful and that serves humanity to achieve higher levels of consciousness and contentment”.
Director Artmotiv21 magazine
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 ... and what ever is in this beautiful universe. Even love between ourselves … as simple as that … reaching contentment flow 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 therapies, tools and 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. Hoping that them will serve others for the same in some way.
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 as a transformative artist.Therefore, do not limit myself to painting... So through the transformative power of storytelling, I have started creating and writing the history of this character; “Ceasius Kakius”, who is in fact, my alter ego.
Lately I discovered that this story is actually what Joseph Campbell called " The hero's journey".
I love everything that involves being part of the creative process and inner work- 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.
Visual mediations & transformative art
"Trance induced states mixed with fine arts, facilitates the process of integration".
The idea is to induce clients into a different states of consciousness. More ever, communicate a message (and potentially transform and old one, reframing it) directly in to the unconscious world through alter states, so your conscious world connects the dots easily.
Empiric and scientific evidence shows that there is an increased in suggestion susceptibility during this states, in other words, more open minded, less resistance ego.
Trance induce state works as a Guide visual meditation.This meditations will facilitate the process of remembering client inner sources of wisdom and skills, visualizing the future, performing them successfully. Challenging the believes, blocks or limitations, through story telling, metaphors, visuals and sounds will take our beings into a transformative journey..
Focus attention. Visual guide meditation, relaxation, mindfulness..
Closing the eyes reduce brain activity and over stimulation. Meditation is therapeutic. Therapy is learning how to do things differently. Introduce new perspective of something.
"Hypnosis is a vehicle to deliver therapy"
Technically, trance induction reduce or slow down the Beta wave brain speed(12hz-38hz) into between Alpha and Theta waves (3hz -12hz).
Interrupting the pattern and create new ones more healthy. With flexibility and resilience.
Slower waves frequencies:feel tired, slow, dreamy
Higher frequencies: feel wired, connected, hyper alert.(Flow state)
Brainwave speed; (Hertz = cycle per second). Slow, moderate and fast waves.
Beta waves(12hz-38hz) wide awake. Tend to argue and difficult to let go the problem and accept new possible solutions and perspectives and take responsibility.
Hypnosis or trance states happens between Alpha and Theta waves.
Alpha waves(8hz-12hz) awake but relaxed and not processing much information.
Theta waves (3hz-8hz) light sleep or extreme relaxation.
Delta waves(0.2hz-3hz) deep, dreamless sleep
Visual mediations & transformative art
Through his life journey Diego experience some small and mayor crisis in his life.
As an artists, he found inspiration during this time to create artworks, even though he was going through tremendous amount of pain and suffering...
During these time, he personally discovered that this process facilitates his own internal process of inner transformation and shadow integration. They work as a catalyzers of cosciusnes and evolution. This process support the maturity of his wisdom.
At some stage, he decided to do not sell them(11 artworks) ever cause they support the reconnection of our inner source of wisdom. They work as a powerful reminder visual meditation tool.
"During these process, I did not only create the artworks but also a dive deep into my issues researching solutions, therapies, perspective, and approaches from people I consider in that time and space, thought leaders.
If I could find the answer, humbly I look for help and support to any professional available that I feel attract to his work. From psychologies, psychoanalysis, spiritual teachers, movements coaches, mentors you name it".
"All these combine processes allowed me to do not just plasmate they new knowledge into the canvas while I was putting the tools and perspectives into practice but also induce my self into a trance with out knowing technically what I was doing.
Years later I realized I was self inducing my self into trance state, allowing the re connection of my unconscious world with my conscious one by chance.
The results were so magical that people started to notice it.
After a decade of practicing this methods I end up creating my own.
When having all these master pieces together in my own gallery, clients were experiencing inner transformations while connecting with my paintings, even when I was not even there...!
Then, the really magic start to happen and the hero journey came into conclusion.
The path chose me
I became a transformative artists
Since then, I have been supporting people in their own inner and transformative journey using a combine powerful mix of tools that I learn from other masters and with in my own methods".