Posted on April 4, 2012
Jaime Longa is an artist who aims to create works that invite viewers to grasp not only the beauty of things that are seen, but ultimately the beauty of things that are unseen.
Spiritual Reflections is a series of paintings aimed at conveying the relationship between God and humanity in contemporary society. Each piece, though varied in subject matter, is interrelated and united with the prevailing theme of pointing people to God. I aspire not merely to create a beautiful image of the tangible world but to also lift the viewer to the beauty of the spiritual world in a society and culture that is so focused on transient pleasures that can never completely fulfill an individual. Many of the narratives in my work are taken from real issues and challenge society about the courses that have been promulgated that have led to so many tragedies and conflicts found in the world today. Such themes can be seen in pieces as “When We Play God,” “Immigrant,” “Martyrs,” and “Misericordia.” Other pieces such as “Eternity” and “Memento Mori” contain broader themes that are geared to allow the viewer to contemplate the meanings communicated in the paintings. All work is drawn from my Catholic faith and combines honest and open reflections with dedication to strong technique so as to provide the best quality pieces for my viewers.