I believe that things, that human beings in themselves have a deep nature, a soul. The essence of my work is the quest for that soul.
My method of working is as follows. Peace of mind, being receptive to what comes and is given. And the most difficult: being receptive to what is.
“Working is first and foremost doing nothing”, Dutch painter Bram van Velde once said. So don’t lie down beforehand on the world.
It is the same as during meditative exercises. If I can release everything, including all constructions in words and images, I reach a deeper area.
The essence is very quiet.
How can we look un-biased: look without concepts, image constructions, words?
How can we see essentially a shifting landscape?
How can we see something purely when it is slipping by in the time?
How do I know to be connected with something that moves, something that disappears continuously?
How do I know to be connected without holding it, without lying down on it?
These are fundamental questions.
A beamed video image is an immaterial light.
In the pure looking we find deep connection and autonomy.
With our head we cannot feel deep-down.
Feeling deep-down is not happening in our head.
With words we don’t touch the inner self.
I have myself guided in my work.
My soul makes the work.
My soul is often leading me.
“I depict my inner life”, Bram van Velde said.
The soul is abstract.
My paintings are abstract.
Minor touches and hyperreality.
If I throw off and strip everything I can see purely.
The world is a mirror from head to foot. What I see are my judgments and projections. If I can release them I’ll get into something deeper. Another world.
Penetrating as far as the nature of things.
Bringing home the soul.
Then inside is outside. And vice versa.
In the midst of nothingness
there is a road that goes directly
to my true home
I went to India. I saw my soul, indescribable. India UHU.