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...
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".