People often ask me whether I paint abstract or figurative?
This has been the reason for asking myself, do I paint abstract or figurative?
When I paint, I abstract from basically nothing. I put colours on the surface of support. I put two, three, one or four colours, separated or together, fat or thin, with a brush or palette knife, on wood or canvas. There is nothing abstract!
Do I paint figurative?
Yes, if one takes the colour and the work as an object. The colour is part of painting, the colour and the painting are objects. So I am a figurative painter. For sure I’m not producing images, while I paint.
What is painting?
People say painting is putting colours with brush, knife or other tool on a surface.
True. Painting is good or bad, with or without motive, cold or hot, large or small – just colours on a surface.
Thanks for help realizing this text to Stefan Schessl, Prof. Bernhard Lypp and Marion Sally Amy Whyte