This is a self-portrait of artist Demi, whose works and website you can find here. He is inspired by the moon, which is a symbol of stillness in the chaos and is a grounding principle in his meditation sessions. He also paints abstract and wild portrayals of the female, geometry, and nature.
In our episode, I want to ask who he is as a person, an artist, and a non-dual creature. We never know how the conversation will flow, yet he delves straight into the fascism happening in Italy right now… he left Italy to set up a better life for him and his daughter in a mission to express himself creatively in London.
Artist-to-artist, we know how challenging it is to be able to paint in an environment that’s constantly in flux with the same hem-and-haw of change that every city goes through: destruction and creation, especially concerning the unrelenting property-development of our artistic community in Hackney. Just as the seasons change, so does the community but to a less predictable degree. (And it frustrates the hell out of us, sometimes!)
Concerning our spiritual nature, which Demi avidly explores, he is a constantly playing with material reality and is ultra-curious on how this whole paradigm operates on a macro and micro level. Experimentation with plant medicines, which we go into in the episode, has been part of his search for truth, expansion, and the divine. He will not stop until he reaches the final frontier and is no stranger to the yin-yang of passing through darkness and light, as we all have to on this planet earth.
Enjoy, and it was a pleasure! Don’t forget to email me at email@example.com to be featured and meet, human-to-human and spirit-to-spirit.