Quotes from an interview with The Coastal Post.
"The portraits are not so easy to represent and inherently pose different problems. They are the opposite of the landscapes in the lack of simplicity therefore becomes funny or awkward in trying to describe it in this flat language. That hand should never look that way or be described that way if you are trying to describe a hand; they are like these sausage things. The same with the lips, they become these tube shapes. To me that’s what makes it funny."
"I consciously push [the flatness in the paintings] as far as it can go."
Excerpts from an interview with Funhouse Magazine.
"I love the idea of an image being able to represent what can only be imagined."
"I keep two sketchbooks, a neat one and a messy one. The messy one is where I come up with ideas and whatever crazy things I need to put down. The second is where I do detailed drawings, both personal and for commissions and roughs for future work. This way I feel like I can have stages to the way I work and feel like things get developed."
"Colour is always something I like to start with, for some reason it gives me an idea of what the image is going to look like. Then I think about the theme, context etc.. And look into the main idea for the image. For example with the blood type article, I was looking at old textbooks for inspirations as well as abstract patterns."
Art of the Day
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