Meaning and Narrative

People often ask "What do your paintings mean ?" The answer is always "They are meant to mean nothing." A definition of "Narrative" is: The art, technique or process of telling a story. If there is a narrative in my paintings, for me it lays in the process of creating them, not the result. People can see what they want or feel. They can create their own narrative around them, and I can't control that. Once completed, my paintings don't belong to me anymore. I like to think that they are autonomous and universal. That being said, I do believe that although I do not make conscious decisions to express a specific story, I credit my sensibility and my mood for the choices I make. How I relate to my surroundings, my visual experience with the everyday and how I feel, are all in part influencing the esthetic of the work I do. Each layer is like a separate page of my journal. They all have their individual narrative.

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