Something i thought of doing a while back but wasn't able to...These 3 designs are the ones that will be available very soon. If you would like to purchase any of 3 designs please EMAIL ME at firstname.lastname@example.org
What kind of materials do i use on my work? Those are some of the questions that I'm asked quite often... And I can indeed understand such questions, you can't really see the profundity of ones work on a photo or a scan. I've heard various artists proudly talking about how expensive and how good the quality of their canvases, paper, acrylics and brands they were using, mattered so much...Is that so important in order to create a great work of art? Well i gotta say (and that of course it's just a personal preference), that i couldn't care less about all that nonsense. To me what really matters is what you put into your work and what it means that makes it what it is, not what brands you're using.
It has been said that the gallery Franz Kline worked with, one night went to his studio and removed all the house paints he was using by replacing them with Windsor and Newton paints. When he found out the next morning he threw
the paint in the rubbish went back to the hardware store and bought more house paints. I could mention a bunch of other artists who have done similar things, but for now I'll just be talking about my own experience as an artist.
First and foremost, be honest with your work, with what you're creating...I truly believe that honesty can be felt just by looking at the colours, texture and composition, I experience that many times with artists i admire and believe that to be a rule for all to follow. Paint for yourself and not what people may expect of you or your work, MONEY always gets in the way and that's were the problem starts for most of us artists. I refuse to be told what to use, paint or follow any
rules... to me rules are meant to be broken, I use whatever is at hand, and when i say whatever i really mean it... don't let anything get in your way, use your imagination. Any technique should be considered, no matter how crazy.
A piece of art can be half finished and laying somewhere just waiting to be found or simple to be put together (that's of course if you are an assemblage, sculpture or installation artist) but the same principal applies to painting as well. It has been many, many times in the past i didn't have any money to buy paint or even crayons, pencils and i had to come up with ways of keep working on ideas. I would pick up anything that could be used...house paints, Permanent markers, felt pens, magazines with hard covers, drawer bottoms for the plywood, A4 size card envelops, news paper, even hardware store catalogues... etc, etc... That believe it or not STILL happens to this very day, all i care is the end product and not what it as been made of or what materials have been used. In fact my favourite paintings are the ones I've created using the craziest of media and techniques. Even the bits of paper that have paint on them are sometimes used as a collage to create another piece, you never stop, you just keep at it regardless of rules. As i said before FUCK the rules and let your imagination take over, work with a child's mind you been there before, all you need is to just recapture those same moments when you didn't care how you painted the things you saw and the materials you've used.
Please email me if you would like to purchase any of the originals or a specific print...Prints are available in different sizes. Frames are available only in black and white. The pictures shown bellow may not be up to scale, it is just so that you have an idea of how the paintings will look in your own house. Thanks for dropping by!
For years i been really happy with the direction i'm takin' with the work I've created and not for a minute i felt like i need to change anything at all. I paint for myself and myself only ...if anyone is brave enough to understand it or like it, that's of course always a bonus and indeed very rewarding. However since I've moved to Germany last year and been commissioned a large abstract on canvas, it really took me back to my roots...I actually liked it so much that i felt the need to really do more non figurative works, in fact that's what i first started out to do as a painter/artist back in
'91 ...just purely abstract paintings, very much inspired by the likes of Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and later Phil Diggle and possibly one of my favourite painters ever Julian Schnabel.
Some of you will like the direction I'm taking at the moment, some won't (but you know what: "I couldn't care less!").
That of course doesn't mean that I've abandoned figurative painting at all in fact 90% of my work is still pretty much
figurative, but with a different touch to it. For now i think i will be working based on these ideas together with the
new more "shall i say" commercial figurative pieces I've been creating the last few weeks. I'm really enjoying the
creating process and for the first time I'm just letting it go like I've never done before, letting the paint speak for itself
and letting me know whatever it feels like to. I truly hope that you all enjoy them as much as i do, cheers and take
A painting that is well composed is half finished.