Arnold Arturo Hoffmeister Garcia
Artist/
Painter

Arnold Arturo Hoffmeister Garcia

Painter

Bio

Arnold Hoffmeister Garcia, also known as SalemShei, is a Peruvian artist from Piura city - Sullana, in the north of Perù. Currently, he lives in Ayacucho city, in southern Peru. His desire and drive for artistic expression began when he was a teenager by writing where it also the identity of SalemShei was born. He express emotion, passion, rejection, death, spirituality, pain, denial, etc. From this enjoyment of letting go and vomiting through writing, he built his own path within his increasingly personal language. Graduated in plastic arts with the speciality of drawing and painting in the Higher School of Artistic Training "Felipe Huaman Poma de Ayala”, he never agreed with the school teachings. Thanks to a trip abroad, a love story and suffering, he learned a big part of his pictorial essence and reconnected with a repressed knowledge.
His concept of art is based on the expression of the mental unconscious through painting, using a process he developed which consists of shutting down the mind and forgetting all previous and already learned ideas and knowledge (this is how to expand the filter of the preconscious), breathe and feel a tingling that rises from the tailbone to the spine and spreads throughout the body, that is the moment when holding the brush, marker, pencil or whatever is being used, start to capture impulsively. He become the mediator, the vehicle of this intelligence that wants to be heard.
The goal of this process is to fully express the mental unconscious and develop your own personal pictorial language. It reinforces your confidence, empowers you by not hesitating and knowing that you cannot fail because you are being yourself by just expressing yourself.
The connection process time with the unconscious varies. It is normally short, it can be from 1 minute (less) to 4 or 5 minutes. It takes a lot of practice and persistence. He still continue to discover himself and open more doors to his universe.

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