_EDB5331small“Painting has for centuries been an experimental laboratory where all upcoming aesthetic codes are being worked trough. It has functioned as a parallel reality, virtual world long before television and photo were discovered. 

Contemporary art lacks a concrete body and ideology which opens up for a multitude of different approaches and techniques: from hyperrealism to monochrome minimalism, graffity-simulation to neoacademism. I dare to say – everything is possible! Painting has spread to a very broad territory and its boundaries are blurring with other media.

With contemporary painting it would be wrong to eliminate any specific aspect of painting, however traditional they might appear. I do not believe in the statement that the most important thing is the message itself. Verbal messages alone do not carry a message. Sometimes technique itself is the message, and in practice this means that the comprehensive message of the work is constructed together with the technique.” 

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