If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
an artist! I love painting...I love colour....I love evolution!
About my artwork
I believe that paintings should focus on the image rather than the reference, the visual rather than the statement. I want my paintings not to be constricted. I want the painting to mesmerise its viewer, for them to form their own interpretation and visual connection.
Although the universe’s spontaneity and randomness which occurs on a daily basis is my initial source of inspiration for the pallet used, the painting often creates itself when I let different mediums of colours layer on top of each other, dispersing across the canvas, allowing them to fight each other for space, contradicting themselves, connecting together then moving apart again. Permitting layers of spray paint to settle on top of others, forming pockets of depth and mystical fantasy, speaking something profound and shared in our collective existence. Further manipulating the randomness to become what is actually a loose compositional structure of the colours, rhythm and shapes that form on a daily basis on our planet and in space.
This has led to a variety of experimental studies, but with an obvious running thread in the form of the emotive use of blending colours and the fascination of manipulating spray paint with water. Each study I try to create visualing stimulating and forceful images that speak to our innermost depths, conveying a message of energy and mystery.
The paintings are done on stretched canvas, using large amount of water, gloss, acrylic and spray paint. Often taking up to 48 hrs to settle and dry.
Artists I like
Gustav Klimt, Gerhard Richter, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Wassily Kandinsky, Pierre Soulages