On 2004 I traveled to Asia, to study and retreat in a monastery. Then I spend many years taking time to retreat. Training my mind in contemplative practices. I always kept sketching and painting, as a way to observe the world carefully.
I enjoy working on different projects as an architect, designer and painter, I also like to share and guide other people to learn meditation. Understanding the mind is the door to freedom, for that reason I studied a Masters in Psychology as a way to complement my studies on Buddhism. As I travel from one country to another, meeting new people and environments, I work on different art and design projects.
In my artwork I like to reflect conceptual simplicity. Inspired from my practice of meditation in eastern contemplative traditions. An art that represents, silence, space, awareness, simplicity, concentration, peace, mindfulness.
In our world we are constantly bombarded with sensory stimuli, our mind wanders from one object of interest to another, I want to create a space to experience silence and presence.
Every certain time I retreat to observe my mind and experience the peace of meditation.
Through my artwork and meditation workshops I motivate people to meditate on topics like impermanence and the dreamlike nature of reality, and to search in the depths of their consciousness the meaning of their own existence.
I teach art in integration with mindfulness, cognitive therapy and meditation. Helping people to become mindful of the present, while being aware of thoughts and emotions, transforming mental afflictions into loving-kindness and compassion in order to flourish as human beings.
For more about my projects visit my website: ayon.me