Music is undoubtedly one of the most important driving forces in my painting. I rarely paint in silence. It’s very interesting to do so and see what comes out of silence and mostly it meets my expectations, but painting with music is more exciting. It’s not about transforming the language of music into the language of painting, but rather about absorbing certain thoughts, getting involved in the flow of the music, and, above all, putting my thinking in the background. Since I’m a philosophical painter, that’s an issue.
Johann Sebastian Bach is indispensable, Schubert and, lately, especially Arvo Pärt.
In this triptych, influenced by thoughts in classical music, I followed a theme and variations.
As far as the construction of the works is concerned, the principles of Asian calligraphy in the painting are still at the center. At the same time, however, the painterly aspect is emphasized again.
Telling a story in an abstract picture, i.e. without concrete objects, is a challenge at the same time, but at the same time, you discover new worlds.
A goal that has pervaded my work for many years is to paint expressively and yet convey calm or suggest chaos, which is very carefully ordered and structured.