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"A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses and individuals. A short time before he dies he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face."
Jorge Luis Borges
"I have always wanted to talk to people about people. My work acts as a metaphorical mirror, a painting where you can see revealed, or discover, a part of yourself. Sometimes it can be beautiful, sometimes ugly or even painful - all the varied facets of ourselves. Since 1990 my work has matured and ripened - whereas I previously worked with dark or earthy colour tones, I now choose to work with vivid colours while endeavouring ever more to present the 'essence'. During the actual 'painting' a moment arises where the artist no longer decides but simply does as he is."
Portrait by Tatjana Todorovic - www.tatto.be
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