Sunday, 26 October 2014

Slashed & Trashed!

The picture below is probably the most beautiful on this blog - ever.

It represents a turning point. I am throwing out all the below-par paintings I've done over the past few years, keeping a few behind for the time being. I am changing track and I'm going to be painting and drawing larger works on themes and concepts closer to me. I haven't posted anything for ages and I haven't been scouring my favourite artists' blogs every day.  Recently, every small work I started was junk and I know now something internal was causing this block.  I had to stop and regroup and this happened without any conscious decision on my part - or at least, it seems that way.   I can no longer paint the way I used to which somehow means that from crawling to walking, I missed the running bit and I am now ready to enjoy a long-distance marathon. Surprisingly, without doing any work to take me to the next level, just thinking about art and creating paintings in my head and exploring subjects of interest, I managed to skip a step.  Small formats cannot contain or reveal what I want to convey and I will only work with them to so as not to waste unused boards and paper and maybe to put in a few practice runs and sketches for bigger works.  My head is back where it was when I finished my art degree.

The slashed work has absolutely no value at all and it will be a supreme pleasure to get rid of all this junk. I might even close this blog and start a new one with the new work. We shall see what tomorrow brings.

"Slashed and Trashed"