The ATIM Masters Award originated with the ATIM’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art t publication. We have presented this award to artists since 2013. The ATIM Masters Awards recognize the work of master artists and emerging talent in the international artistic scene. The artists who receive the ATIM Masters Awards are given the awards during an awards ceremony.
After the publication of this year’s ATIM Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, I was very inspired by the works of the artists. We present an amazing selection of art in the pages of the publication, and each work is very special in its own way. My heart led me to propose the idea of creating an original piece of art that would be presented to our award-winning artists. This piece would be something special, created from the heart, and full of loving, creative, joyful energy. That is how “Alzando el Vuelo” was born!
For a few days, thanks to a great team of assistants, I was able to step away from my computer and immerse myself in the wonderful art of sculpting. “Alzando el Vuelo,” which can be translated as “Taking Off,” is about that special moment in time when you leave everything behind, forget everything else, and decide to believe in yourself. At that moment, we decide to walk in the clouds even if others call us crazy. We feel free to spread our wings and open our arms to receive all that life has to offer us. My initial title for the piece was “The Power of Dreams,” but I wanted a title that specifically conveys the message I wanted to express. “Alzando el Vuelo” reflects not only the power of our dreams but also our own inner power. Once we discover that power and let loose, we are never the same. I hope this message comes across through my art.
To all the artists who will receive this piece and to all the artists out there looking for that push, that moment, that something you’ve looked for outside yourselves for so long but never found, I say this: look into your heart and set yourself free to dream. Forget what you know, what you think, what you were told, and your beliefs. Start believing in what you think is unbelievable, impossible, crazy, or out of proportion. Believe in dreaming big and let your heart fly!
Stay inspired, enjoy the ride!