In my portrayal of the human, I seek to explore the Inner humanity of men and women, both within themselves and also between each other. This relationship is discreet. It is kind and gentle – an invitation to meditate rather than a summons to debate.
With this painting I chose to give emphasis to several important elements, such as the technique with which the paint is applied. Here I applied the paint in countless thin layers, later scraping them away and then once more painting films of paint onto the surface. I carry out this method with the aim of finding the ultimate shape and the ultimate colour – the perfect contrast between the light sun faces against the dark, acknowledging the work of Da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt.
With great respect to my mythical past and present and simultaneously in recognition of the contemporary, I tried to express a vision through intensities, where dreams and reality combine together with poetic meaning, a meaning that expresses a private vocabulary.
How many tears we shed the night we parted,
Excusing our own sorrow by saying, ‘It’s only the rain.’
I see your eyes
Which seem to float with the pain,
The stars drown in a mist of sorrow,
In the warmth of winter, the chill of autumn,
Embracing death and birth and darkness and light,
The shiver of a sob wakens in my soul…
layout and editing by Don Schwager