Most drawings in my sketchbook reminds me of a moment, mood or any other sensation I might have experienced. Some have the capacity to warm my heart years later.
I paint and draw "portraits" of anything that seizes my interest. Most of the time there is light, shadow or water involved. I praise the "act" more than the eventual result, I love to draw and feel how things slowly become my mental possession, through a comforting and soothing process. A relationship is created with the subject, which dictates the result. Improvising is part of my process of creation, I need it's surprises and errors to which I must constantly find solutions.
Contemplation appeared early in my life, as an evidence, and drawing naturally followed to leave traces of my visions. Both are still among what nourishes me the most.
I was born in Sweden, grew up in Spain and I live in Paris since many years. I am lately very pleased to be able to share my work and teaching experiences with an everyday growing community of artists and art lovers.
At Mouton-Rothschild they choose a small Balthus drawing to illustrate one of their labels. Even a teetotaler would be encouraged to buy the bottle.
Folon draws cards to Giorgio. And Helen refers me to them. Or was it I who told her?
Her paintings lead me to the "azoriniana" poetry of Neruda : "I would do with you what spring does with the cherry trees"
Arikha insists, again and again, with his magnificent drawings on Japanese paper. And Steinberg in his landscapes, full of lyricism and devoid of any complex.
Helen should not have, either, complex. Because she daily walks through the streets of Paris with her bag full of gorgeous notebooks.
It is necessary to create one's own world to be an artist.