Color has always been close. As a specialized offset printer / color mixer, reproducer of antique ceramic tile panels and a painter, there has always been curiosity and the urge to create. Driven and searching for more than display of image.
Based on an idea and improvising photo sessions, I look for surprising images that appeal to me for some reason. I edit or combine elements that show me a personal direction. I add and leave out. Sometimes the image itself finds its way.
for the most penetrating expressiveness of the image, I paint in oil, building layer after layer, and wet in wet, patient and detailed. Sometimes unambiguous, often alienating, contradictory or with a touch of surrealism.
The structure of fabrics and
the naturalness of skin are a recurring challenge.
The collaboration with a female model, a muse, leads to a period from which realistic romantic paintings arise.