Description: These paintings on canvas, Belgian linen and paper are mostly abstract paintings and semi-abstract paintings of the environment, sometimes including elements of landscape and figures completed during the 1990's.
Artist statement about the works:
" I started out as a figurative painter because I felt attracted to that form of expression as I had a narrative story to tell in those days. There was a message I wanted to convey and over time, I found it best articulated through abstract and semi-abstract forms of expression. I only discovered this at a later time when I had immersed myself in abstraction.
During my early years as a painter, I had no concrete notion of what abstraction really was and only really gained valuable insights into the world of abstraction the more I worked with the materials (i.e.. paint and canvas) and the physicality of painting itself. It became apparent in the work that the abstract language of form became more important than the specifics of place or the rendering of the human form.
The change from figurative work to something more abstract resulted in a shedding of identity. It became literally an open field that I could explore. Instead of being confined by structured figurative elements.