Monday, 25 February 2013

Communicating, not representing

Some abstract painters give numbers, not names, to their canvas, but this is definitely not an option for me. I prefer to give them evocative names. Even if those do not work for everybody, every person can find her or his own interpretation of each canvas and give them an own name, which works for her or him. 
I believe that we artists should encourage communication, or even incommode, instead of merely representing. 

Teddy bear

Friday, 15 February 2013

The power of abstract art

I always wonder about the power of abstract art. I mean, the multiple interpretations that a painting can offer according to individual experiences, values and personality.

A couple of days ago, I showed Scheveningen to a Spanish friend who told me that, for her, this picture represented the forest fire that destroyed many hectares close to her home last summer, her fear, the flames and sparks, and the terrible wind... 

Palm tree

Tropical sea life

The cupboard translator

Sunday, 3 February 2013


Sometimes, I think I would need a manager ;-) Someone with the hidden capacity to see in my paintings a lot more than my original message. Someone with humour, perseverance and a vision. Someone like JK from Soest (the Netherlands).