I paint with quotes, parts of famous paintings or googled images that I can use. This creates a mix of painting styles that I apply according to what the painting ‘needs’. I use many ways of painting next to each other on one canvas: fine painting, material painting, impressionistic, the grand gesture… whatever is useful to get a pluriform painting.
Mostly I create an initial idea in Photoshop by composing an image in a collage-like way. Then I’m going to convert that image into paint. The painting process goes through several steps, partly with the use of the computer to sketch and partly with use the paint to direct the image. Painting mostly sends the final image in a different direction. The surface can be rough or fine but always with a ‘painted skin’.