Welcome to Caja~Miraculum, the Art worlds of Steven Mark de Ciantis, Visual Artist, alumni BIAD (Birmingham Institute of Art & Design), living and working in my native London, and in Toledo (Spain). I'm a Visual Artist and Abstract painter, exploring themes of existence, illusion, time and memory, the fleeting, the ineffable - art as "tracking the edge of the ungraspable... "
"Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art"
- William James Durant (1885-1981)
"Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I prefer to see with closed eyes"
- Josef Albers
"The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value"
- Arthur Schopenhauer
"Inspiration exists. But it has to find us working"
- Pablo Picasso
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures"
- Henry Ward Beecher
"The soul never thinks without an image"
- Aristotle, De Anima
"Art is the proper task of life"
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"Treat a work of art like a prince; let it speak to you first"