The world has more than enough barbarism, chaos and crudeness. I don’t wish to add to it in my art.
Representing the human form is for me the best way to express my feelings about the human condition.
For a work of art to be a mirror of our deeper selves it must have sufficient aesthetic appeal to get us to look into it in the first place.
The careful depiction of recognizable subject matter is a visual "hook" meant to capture the viewer’s interest and form a gateway into the realms of thought, emotions and the subconscious.
Mystery and ambiguity are necessary to trigger memory and imagination. Art lacking these elements is dull.
I wish to produce an art that is both complex and cohesive, sensuous and refined. A painting should be like a good book or piece of music that one wants to return to many times.