About | Statements and Writings

"My paintings are built up layer by layer of varied hues and imagery and then often scratched to reveal strata of information and experience, suggestive of the accumulation of life."

"With each new painting I have to redefine the rules (aesthetics, color, form, content etc.). Once those rules are established it is inevitable to submit to them, with the utmost freedom of course but with the intent not to cross their boundaries."

"A painting needs to be open, needs to breathe. In my work, I try to share the process and the evolution with the viewer."

"A painting starts with a moment of energy that is uncontrolled, dynamic, very concentrated. Then, I let the painting influence me. I try to respond to what my hand or my brush shows me. This can be as much a surprise to me as to any other viewer."

"I very strongly believe that a painting has its own reality. Of course, I draw inspiration from various sources, but I feel that ultimately a painting has to work as an individual unit - a world on its own."

"Painting is a tool to learn more about the world, about people, and why birds don't swim and fish don't fly."

"Painting is not about delivering a message or making a statement, nor is it about technique or composition. Painting is the attempt to get a little closer to the nature of things."

"With each new painting I have to redefine the rules (aesthetics, color, form, content etc.). Once those rules are established it is inevitable to submit to them, with the utmost freedom of course but with the intent not to cross their boundaries."

"A painting is not the visualization of a single string of thoughts releasing a single meaning but a multidimensional space in which a variety of thoughts and ideas coexist."

"A painting needs to be open, needs to breathe. In my work, I try to share the process and the evolution with the viewer."


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