Artist of the Luminous World”
beguiled man from the very beginning. Be it a star or the flicker of a fire.
Light can be slow as the whiteness of a solitary swan, or swift as the dawn. For
the colourist, to capture light on any surface or within any texture, by design
or accident, remains the ultimate challenge. Light has been minutely observed,
analysed, reconstructed and reproduced in countless images, but its very essence
is the substance of mystery. It weaves its meticulous way through the ephemeral
and eternal world, tempting scientist and prophet alike with the contradictions
of truth. Finally everyone at some point is touched by its intimacy and awed by
The wish to paint light is to enter the
revolving door that gives passage to delight and despair. Light may well be
trapped on the surface, but the mystery may have escaped. However, every now and
then, the luminous world comes to rest in paint applied, and the artist knows
his longings have been achieved.