with a focus on psychology
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 particular direction. But that psychological sensitivities or concepts from psychoanalysis are taken up. Some of the more recent works would fit gestural surrealism, but I’m not that big of a fan of “little boxes”.
What I want to achieve in this series is that peculiar 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.