Solo Show, Artalpha Art Residency, Academy of Fine Arts, Iasi, Romania
Oil on Canvas part III
Silver Gelatin Print
Graphite on Paper part I
I cannot think of anything more exciting than art made
out of the ordinary. Paying attention to the overlooked
obvious. The beauty of everyday. The appearance of
things. The surface of things. Seeing things as we are. All
those places we feel that are boundless. Patterns in time.
Our routines which define the rhythm of our lives. Each
painting contains the memory of the past. A split between
the physical thing and the idea of a thing. Unusual
harmonies. A series of small things brought together, not
by impulse but careful consideration.
Existentialism brings me back to the here and now. I have
always been interested in this idea of where you are at the
exact time and place, which is not like any other time and
place. The immediate present and its meaning. How I can
paint the same things differently, depending on my
relationship to my own necessities. Focusing on the
process per se. The viewer is the subject. One cannot be
indifferent to the beauty of the obvious. Sometimes while
painting it is as though you wish to be nowhere. One is
glad to be in a place that lacks sharp edges.
Trees epitomize stasis. A standing still. Dwelling on the
beauty. Not accidental but intentional. Not only feeling it,
but expressing it. How to express the true inner
relationships between figures and objects. The art of
between. The art of being neither art not nature, but both.
Fragments that cut into our thoughts. The exactitude of
After some time the vision changes. Something that
metamorphoses into other forms. With each experience,
new forms appear. They go on in circles. The eyes become
attuned to seeing minute variations. How fast the time
passes when you rest your eyes on someone or something.
Between simplicity and complexity. How I can paint the
same thing differently. The balance between delight and
labour. One thing can lead to another endlessly,
depending on when you stop. Always unfinished.
Resting – in time and space.