A seated doll in the mood of voodoo art. A testimony of my fascination with the effigy dolls of tribal and folk art.
Landscapes, mainly imagination landscapes were part of my oeuvre over the years. The painting below is one of the rare samples when I intended to paint the mood of a scene in a more traditional style – full of misty light and birds at various distances.
The Victim, The Ghost, The Joker and The Hero
A TV apparition reveals an embryonic family group, phantoms from the past. The suggestion may be that the TV figure with the wand remote control wishes to bring them forward to the present. With technology we have livings ghosts, the division between the dead and the living becomes obscure.
WE ARE DOWNLOADING THE PEOPLE OF THE PAST, 2006
oil on canvas, 51x51cm
These two works were completed in the last weeks.
The painting is part of a series of birds in oil. I chose oil because I wanted to achieve more depth and resonance to heighten the moods of the birds in their suggested landscapes.
I very often alternate my working on canvas with drawings that are more playful, even sometimes satirical. The medium can be charcoal, pencil or ink depending on my impulse and on the quality of the paper. This very often influences the subject matter.
CARRYING THE PLANET, 2010
charcoal on paper, 29x42cm
oil on canvas, 23x31cm
I was commissioned to paint a picture on the topic of Man and Technology.
I wished to set up a possible scene representing a dialogue between a schoolboy and an android.
My concern about where technology might lead us made me to paint an encounter with hints of uncertainties and possible dangers but also expressing a certain benevolence.
I chose classical realism to make the scene more solemn and timeless.
ALGEBRA TOMKIN AND THE THE ETERNITY BOX, 1982
oil on canvas, 165x155cm
My great admiration for the masters of the past centuries has influenced many of my paintings, including this one. The vase on a table with flowers is a classic theme.
However my flowers are totally invented, painted from memory and imagination using broad, flat back ground areas and an impressionistic technique for the flowers.
FLOWERVASE AND A ROSE, 1992
acrylic on card, 55x45cm
It is the poet in a moment of ritual oneness with an environment that has just been invented with the poet as a participating witness.
My work often concerns itself with the creation of nature, its relationship to humans and the presence of sentinels, guardians or in this case witnesses.
POET WITH ONE WING 1988
acrylic on paper, 50x70cm