Journey of the Soul. 2013-2016
I create paintings that remind of witchcraft, self-cultivation, scrawls and alchemy. Confronted with the everyday world, my art is neither a mirror nor a symbolic record of what surrounds me.
My function is not that of a disseminator of information. The denotation of symbols disappears in colours. My art is about colour. Paintings are separated from the explanation. It relates back to the beginnings of the world; to the existence of matter under the influence of spirit, changing into forms in which being and spirit meet each other directly. Bringing time to its end… tracing it back to its beginning. This is my meditation. This is Alchemy and my Magnum Opus. Journey of the Soul.
I choose to explore ideas through my relationship with the medium; the materials and methods become the dominant driver in my work.
I paint in oils. I start first by introducing colour - I begin applying layers of gold…then other colours, shapes and lines, and I respond to their development. Texture, surface treatments and colour are very important aspects of my work. The paintings arise organically and appear through subtle layers of paint that are applied and partially removed over a gold surface.
Oil painting, Canvas