Observing creation in nature, Anaxagoras / Lavoisier are right. HOWEVER, in an art: a lot is lost, everything is recycling and everything is freedom for re- creation. In this manner, my paintings are where: 1)nature is transformed, is represented as I feel it; 2)anything and/or everything are put together and 3)religious dogmas / technical discussions are irrelevant.

By putting things together, i.e. trying to become a collagist, I became a fusionist, not a confusionist*. I paint to say things in my way. My paintings are materialisation of my personal experiences. In my images and in function of their personal experiences, people can understand the things I say. Is it the simplest form of human exchange?

With my way of saying things, I want to:
- push Cezanne forward,
- make Dadaism beautiful,
- make Van Gogh peaceful,
- daydream with surrealism,
- make Picasso feminine,
- make a softer kitsch than Pierre & Giles,
- find the expression from the Maya’s “primary art**”,
- have a message on a support,
- show nature as it is, not to cover body parts hypocritically  (like the altered Christ in - the last judgment from Michelangelo)
- try to make you to wish hanging one of my piece of art, at your place.

Truly,

Maia

* From confusion. Somebody who deals, distributes confusion; somebody who is confusing, who does not make sense.
* * Not primitive art but Primary art, as in: the first, the beginning, the before all, pure feelings, pure freedom.
Definition according to Ascanio Maia.

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