Artwork’s Title: ‘Flowing Bonnard’
Materials Used: Acrylic pigment and spray paint on canvas stretched on board
How would you define your work in a few words (ideally in 3 words)?
Geometric, Voluptuous and Rhythmical.
Three more words to describe Flowing Bonnard?
Evocative, Dynamic and Flowing.
Is there any story behind this painting? How did you come up with this painting idea?
Bonnard once said that a painter should have two lives, one in which to learn and one in which to practice his art. I went at the Tate to see his show, reflecting on this thought I had in mind to homage him with this work.
What colour is used the most in this painting?
What would be the best way to exhibit your painting?
Ideally, I prefer it to be shown simply on a white wall.
Are there other titles that you were thinking before the decision for its final name?
I came up with a few titles, but they weren’t really relevant to me. However, I thought that “Flowing Bonnard” specifies what I did best.
Can you mention any artists you, lately or generally, take inspiration from?
At the moment, there are lots of artists I take inspiration from. But, rather than talking about specific artists that I look at, I would say I always look at works that can potentially conjure the principles of the process of making art, which I’m interested in such as space, form and colour.
How do you know when this artwork was finished?
I don’t always know when my works are finished. Very often, I just trust my instinct and I decide to stop working on something. My work is like lifetime, made of experiences. I believe that a good painter doesn’t really know when a work is finished, but certainly knows how to move forward in the next one.
What about the place where you work? What’s your studio space look like?
The studio is essentially the place where I think, plan and create. In my studio, I have everything I need to do what I do. There are books, sketchbooks, notes, images, colours and tools all over the space. I don’t look after my studio that much, I always tend to build mess around me and I quite like to keep it that way.
Is there any particular message that you wish your viewers can take from this painting?
Not really! I’m very open to any kind of interpretations.
Which was the best comment that you received regarding this work?
I’m not sure, this is one of my most recent works and I haven’t shown it around. So, personally I haven’t received any comment yet.
What does your mum think about your art?
My mum doesn’t think much about my art. When she sees my work, she’s always very spontaneous and straightforward, saying whatever passes or her mind, good or bad stuff. Very often, that upsets me because I know she is very truthful.
Which exhibition did you visit last?
Bill Viola and Michelangelo at the Royal Academy.
Which are your plans for the near future?
My main plan is keep working and showing my work.
© All images are courtesy of the artist