Contemporary post WWII art.

Yes Andrea. I always, unintentionally, work in series and in this way explore and develop certain techniques, etc. Then I reject that and commence again as if for the first time. I see my work as explorative.

Contemporary art , after World War II, the explorative and experimental artists, concentrate on the surface of the support. They, we explore what and how painting is, how it is executed, the process of painting as making ‘marks’ on paper’ The, we do not attempt to depict or represent objects. If any objects are depicted , they are merely the result of such explorations and not their aim.

Previous to this art are labelled as modern, not contemporary.


Why I present the same work in different colours (see Facebook posts –

ab11abcde ab11 ab11a ab11ab ab11abc ab11abcdThere are a number of reasons why I present the ‘same’ painting in different colours, sepia, monochrome, etc(  see myFacebook page for these posts –
Here are a few of them –
1) it makes one realize that changing the colour/s of a painting, the painting appears to be different;
2) one becomes aware of things, eg forms, composition, etc, that one was not aware of when perceiving the painting in (or AS) just one ‘set’ of colours;
3) that the viewer should apply this experiment and its effects to the work of other artists and other works of art. Imagine for example when a certain van Gogh, Klee, Picasso, Kandinsky, Miro, el Greco, Raphael, etc, etc is presented in a different set of colours…  Imagine perceiving things we encounter everyday are perceived in a different ‘set’ of colours, tones, etc – a sunrise, sunset, a friend, your parents, your dog or cat, your house, room, bread, car, scrambled eggs (for example as blue, red, green, black etc).

4) The variations in colour, tone, etc are endless, as are the consequences and implications of changing the colours of a certain thing.

It should be obvious that I reflect deeply and carefully about all I do.