Painting teaches one to see.
My intent is to induce the Stendhal syndrome among viewers. If not in a single painting, then in a room full of them. To add beauty to the world or rather to capture some of it in all its vibrancy and drama and ephemerality and reflect it ‘so all souls can see it’.
"In short, I want to get to the point where people say of my work: that man feels deeply, that man feels keenly. In spite of my so-called coarseness - do you understand? - perhaps even because of it. It seems pretentious to speak this way now, but that is the reason why I want to put all my energies into it.
What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and never will have, in short, the lowest of the low.
All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart."
“The voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls”
“I paint flowers so they will not die.”
― Frida Kahlo