Clinician psychologist Cyril Rolando breathes life into epic, dreamlike visions with tremendous skill and dexterity in his digital painting hobby. Amazing that this would even be considered as such, given the high degree of skill and creativity involved, but art is something Cyril produces for his own satisfaction. His pieces cover a wide range of spectacular and often surreal scenes with a decidedly dark and cinematic quality, reminiscent of Salvador Dali or Tim Burton.
Given his chosen profession it should come as no surprise that psychology plays an important role in Cyril’s motivations. In his own words:
My artworks mark the different times of my life. I want to express myself, like an art therapy. I want to bring out pain, joy and expectations. My inspiration is focused on the global color sheme of the painting. The colors are the main way to translate my feelings. I like to add a lot of details. I am sure sometimes it’s not necessary and makes heavy the composition, but this is an important part of a rebus. More details, more way to read the picture, more chance to be lost and find oneself. There isn’t a unique way to read my picture, see what you want, see what you wish to see, see a part of yourself. A mirror of your feeling?All images courtesy of Cyril Rolando