I often notice human reactions in unusual situations. I find
myself studying emotions: how people read facial expressions, how we respond
to others. Study of psychology always pushes my work – painting
has to mean something to the viewer, to tell a story. Focusing on facial
expression I montage drawings creating something different. Sometimes
they are based on the photos I take. I think that colour complements drawing
so powerfully, it has to be carefully chosen. Medieval artists always
inspired me. Magister Theodoricus (XIV c.) is one of my favourite artists.
I tried to reinvent his techniques. Modern materials offer quicker solutions
but results do not look even close to the medieval artistry. Combination
of techniques creates illusion of another time, but figures look rather
modern. Ideally, I would like to make figures more expressive.
I see the role of art as creation of colourful imaginative objects that
evoke positive emotions, remind us of kindness we might have forgotten.
The greatest challenge in this world is to do something good that could
be shared with other people. Faces of our friends, of people around us
reflect our mood. Emotions spread like infection. Sad face creates another
face of sorrow. I highlight expressions, hoping to see many more smiling
sales, commissions and to send comments to the artist.