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what and why I am painting

To try and understand what I am expressing here, first study Paul Klee and then the abstract paintings of  Gerhard Richter. Then you return here and read what I attempt to express in spatio-temporally restricted concepts.





..... I am not (and no longer) painting -
1)
for that what you (think you) see  (or might, or may or should see) when you look at my work,
2)
or that what you (think and imagine you) perceive (or may, might or should perceive) when you represent (create, construct or constitute)  something (for example images or ideas)  in your mind (and what you do with it or  them in your perception and brain) when you look at my work.

I merely produce marks on a support (paper, canvas, etc). My intention is to create such marks and those things that are constituted by or result from their interaction.

Thus, the only thing that matters is:

that what is on the support -

there is nothing more, or less,

about my work.....


In other words, I am working on that level, or rather that stage when something 'is not yet', that is, prior to coming into existence, to be constituted or  created. One can express or label  this pre-conceptual (that is prior to being expressed in human spatio-temporally restricted notions) state or stage in different ways, depending on the aspect/s one wishes to identify and emphasize. 

Astrophysics, theoretical physics, mathematics, classical music, and other socio-cultural practices identify different aspects of this 'not yet being created', or 'coming into existence or be-ing'. Thus it can be labelled by different terms, for example chaos, or that state or stage Wittgenstein refers to as 'mystery', that what can only be directly shown and not expressed (and caught) in human spatio-temporally restricted concepts. That state or stage that Paul Klee refers to when he says that he is as much part of the living as the dead and as that what is not yet - close to , to being created, but never close enough.

The state of prayerfulness, of Pure Consciousness or Awareness of the present arising moment of the mystics.

That is what I attempt to grasp and express....

STAND BACK, AT A DISTANCE WHEN YOU VIEW THE SLIDESHOWS


SO THAT YOUR BRAIN CAN MAKE THE IMAGE

ONE WHOLE

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