I really have been painting a lot lately. The works from the series “gestural abstraction” now have content. No content in the sense that one is now figuratively led in a certain direction, but that psychological sensitivities or concepts from psychoanalysis are taken up. Some of the more recent works can be described as gestural surrealism, but I’m not that big of a fan of “little boxes”.
What I want to achieve in the course of this series is that very specific emotional sensations are triggered in the viewer. Probably not possible anyway. In the case of an abstract picture, what a person sees in it always depends on the viewer. Emotions aren’t that abstract though, so it’s worth a try.
In terms of composition, my new works are still influenced by Chinese painting and calligraphy, but I’m slowly starting to mix up western concepts again.