“Art is not self-expression. It is the self expressing all of the elements of the culture that has shaped it.
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The sea, once it cast its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever
Every drop in the ocean counts.
2014 – linocut – image diameter 28cm – edition: 20
2014 – linocut – image size 8x8cm – edition:20
2014 – screen print – 20x7cm – edition:19
2014 – linocut – edition: 20
2012 – screen print – image size: 26 x 18 cm – edition: 7
Same person, different labels.
2014 – digital collage
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Bob Marley, Redemption Song
2013 – screen print
For the first time in the history of mankind a mother kneels before her son and acknowledges, of her own free will, her inferiority.
Simone de Beauvoir
He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
2002 – woodcut – edition: 30
It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints, as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing.
In French there is an old expression, ‘la patte’, meaning the artist’s touch, his personal style, his ‘paw’. I wanted to get away from ‘la patte’ and from all that retinal painting.
It’s natural that a painted self-portrait of a printmaker should include a ‘pawprint’. Irredeemably retinal …
No print is complete in itself. It is one more stake in the ground. It is one more step towards the goal of a lifetime.
God … invented the giraffe, the elephant, the cat … He has no real style. He just goes on trying things.