Painting has always been part of my life going back to my childhood growing up in an artistic family who was involved in music & painting.
I express my emotion and my need for total expressive freedom for more than 20 years though my paintings.
I start with a painting idea an impulse, usually derived from my own world.
Though sometimes images may emerge from some chord in my unconscious , the way a dream might be.
Sometimes we are able to see figures which I’m not aware of. I choose colours of intense black, blue, reds, etc.
The chemistry of pigments is interesting , like bone black is made from charred bones of horns.
Sometimes I wonder laying in a black strip , will it absorb the light , will it absorb deeper, darker and darker before me.
Only love- for painting in this instance – is able to cover the fearful void.
A fresh white canvas is a void as is the poets sheet of blank white paper.
Living through this forces, this red blue and black reveal them self, forcefully, always able to create a vision , a partition, an intelligence , a language , a music.
Painting is a way of thinking that like music, tends to become its own object.
Inspired by Motherwell, Frankenthaler, Tapies, Georg Baselitz .
I reject the convention of easel painting . Mostly I work on the floor , alternatively I start on the floor, finish large canvases on the wall.
Even in those paintings where an image unconsciously develops , a certain kind of experience is usually necessary in order to perceive.
The Hollow Men
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Fall the shadow.
I’m an Australian painter residing in France and Australia
Solo & Group exhibition in France, Canada and Australia.
My work is collected in Australia, Germany, Israel, France, USA, The Czech Republic & Slovakia