Sunday, May 17, 2009

wall series2

Friday, May 15, 2009


Walls series 1

J'ai toujours aime les vieux murs delabres...

Breaking to the light

Acrylic on canvas(private collection) (2005)
My contribution to the exhibition "Extinction denied". A biannual fund raising event organised by the Humane Society International . All artwork are donated.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Acrylic on canvas
This painting was actually destroyed or more accurately painted over in a moment of "what the heck and why bother?" I dread those moments of utter despair and confession to futility and absurdity and yet can't do anything about them. They're just part of what I do, who I am, how I live and how sometimes I see things and wonder what's the idea? Maybe I should add that for me this work has always been something painful to look at as I always hurry to put aside. Maybe after all it was a good thing that it's gone...But it's not! It's here! Go figure!

Acrylic on canvas, 2006
Less is, as often, more. Something to do with the sense of loss and memory. Shrouded mystery and all! Many see it as an expression of pain. It is.


Acrylic on canvas 100cm/100cm
A very fast, trans like execution. One of those works where you wish it could always be as straightforward and easy. It took merely two hours to complete with no intention of coming back to correct or improve anything. I always felt that one more brush stroke would be one too many. Considering that my self portrait took almost two months to complete, I'm still wondering what exactly took place here. Oh well!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Self portrait

Acrylic on canvas 2007-2008(120cm/91cm).
There's a LOT to say about this painting but I'm not going to do so. I like the idea that any work should be able to speak for itself and words aren't the best way to communicate what's beyond the obvious. It isn't always the case though. Sometimes a bit of context sheds a certain light that is necessary to fully apprehend the work. Not here. Not today! It stirs too much pain!
My hopes are that someone is going to take it away from me which would be the best way to stop me from fiddling endlessly with it. Also, my hopes are that it stays in the family.