If I had guiding principles they may be something along these lines:
- I make abstract art as it still has meaningful potential to be realized.
- I strive for complex diversity.
- I make abstract art as it can best reflect human freedom (‘free’ from any external subject).
- I generally work without any preconceived ideas. I will often do more looking and thinking than actual painting.
- The freedom of the art object: the artwork has both an existence in itself and as something whose meaning and value can be unconcealed by each viewer. The meaning will always be the responsibility of each viewer.
- The death of the artist: the artist has no special insight into the value of their work (message: think for yourself).
- I don’t create paintings to ‘express’ my identity. They do, however, have something to do with ‘creating’ my identity.
- I create paintings to try to add a new object of visual value and meaning to the world.
- Paintings should continue to keep ‘giving’ to the viewer. The meaning of a very good painting will not easily be exhausted. You should have an ongoing valuable relationship with it.
All paintings 2020/2021