In the exhibition “What of the Night”, I present paintings of a lake in the forest during a moon lit enchanted night, filled with lovers,demons and floating fairies.
The landscape itself is freely based on the works of Nicholas Poussin. Through the epic painting of Poussin, full of talent gorged with the technical abilities of a master, I try to release a fairy-like act, made with little devious picturesque tricks. Using these elements, down to almost the lowest level of the ability to paint, I ask to stay loyal to the event of youth; through the moment I discovered the great painting, the art
Fairies and donkeys
The main body of my work is paintings on black canvas. There is a tradition of painting which reacts to the white canvas, to a blank support.
The white is the non-color which is being stained. The non-color of my works is the Black. Of course, the logic of acting towards a blank, black background is different from the logic of acting in response to the white background (like Raffi Lavie or Cy Twombly). Nevertheless, I still take action towards the black in a way which has to do with the way these painters (re)act towards the white.
There has always been a figure of a fairy in my works. My painting is the utmost degree of stuttering fairytales.
Concerning that, there is a thought that keeps popping up in my head, a suspicion that always bothers me: that in every donkey there hides a fairy.