“My art is mainly conceptual in nature influenced by many years of interest in Taoism and Christianity. I apply the “Yin-Yang” concept to my work and
this generates the fundamental rules of my artistic ideas. I find my inspiration in God (Jesus).
I begin fast and freely with acrylic until I achieve an abstract composition. Then I use charcoal to create shapes and shade, enhancing the forms that emerge out of the abstract. I use finger, sticks, knives, credit cards and brushes to produce the final image using the sentiment of destabilization that is provoked by the juxtaposition of abstract elements, such as square/round, black/white, thin/thick. I then “search” for the harmony between these contrasts, which keep them balanced. The abstract forms and contrasts mutate naturally into scenes of family life and relationships with the realisation that everyday activities are gestures which remain universal.
In a sense, my works are poetical stories that form a pictorial vocabulary aimed at expressing the journey of life. I seek to articulate the uniqueness of individual personalities and the sublime meanings of our actions and emotions. This is evidenced in the paintings by the often genderless characters who contemplate and introspect, who are witnesses or voyeurs to the world around. I consciously invite the viewer to go beyond superficial appearances, appreciating being in the present moment and to surrender to chaos.
The ultimate contradiction is that the theory itself is superseded by the act of creation. When I paint or draw I feel in harmony with nature and with God. I forget the objects and forget myself in the experience of being”.