These gestural marks were inspired by the windy weather I experienced when visiting Èze. The wind blew hard, encouraging me to do create this non-objective artwork.
I love to transfer visual reality into pure abstraction.
When I look at this painting, I see boats. My mother sees a beautiful garden; my father sees the ocean. The beauty and the context lie in the eye of the beholder.
When I was creating Love and pain, my emotions were like the waves of the sea. With this painting, I wanted to portray emotions’ purity, simplicity, and spirituality.
Influenced by Pollock, I tried to produce a gestural painting. I placed the canvas on the ground, poured the paint from the can onto it, and started painting with my hands. That is how “Storm” was born.
Marina was the girl I fell in love with when I was fifteen years old. She was quirky, energetic blonde, with a gorgeous smile.
Marina, if you ever read this, know that this painting was created to honor the time we shared together.