Contemporary Minimalist Abstract Painting
My contemporary minimalist abstract paintings are an exploration into colour, texture, mark making and painted matter. It is never my intention for people to see real-life objects in my paintings. There is nothing wrong with that, of course. Sometimes it is difficult to avoid connotations. In my view, the fact that everyone sees something different in the painting is a quality of a successful artwork. It is also the strength of abstract, concrete painting, which rejects representation, and operates the line, colour, form, painted matter. The process of creation becomes more important than the final result.
Operation within the substance of contemporary minimalist abstract painting is very important to me. This is an attempt to seek an artistic language to express the essence of my works and establish communication and a relationship with the audience. This relationship decides what we experience looking at the artworks.
“Every art, which is assessed from a reasonable point of view of harmony, composition, order or disharmony, decomposition and disorder, is abstract.”
Abstraction and decoration
“If someone paints non-figuratively, they usually say that this is abstract art. But it can merely be a simple decoration that expresses nothing. Abstraction has to express something. Not to portray but just to express.” / S. Gierowski /
When does a painting become a work of art?
If a painting is in itself a mystery, has some depth to it, allows for multi-faceted emotions, expresses more than registering a fact – then it becomes a good painting, it becomes art.
Acceptance of my own creation
My paintings are painted in the studio, but they are first created in my mind. They start and end in my head, and in my head they must be accepted. It is much harder to assess a finished work in non-figurative art. There is no reference point or acceptance criteria as in figurative painting, such as resemblance or similarity to the nature.