ART=LOVE

TO CREATE IS A WAY OF LIVING

Creating is a journey inwards.

You can experience loosing yourself and experiencing the flow and time that disappears and suddenly meet your own limitations, not knowing what to do and arter letting go you are back on track.

Relax, slowly but surely the knowledge will integrate, understanding will expand and you will see much more than you did before, simply because you learn to look in a different way and because more connections are formed in the brain. It takes time.  

When you create, you are on an inner journey where you learn the craft and develop yourself at the same time.

As an artist, looking back, you see a red thread going through all your works. A thread that reflects the life you have lived, the processeses you have been in and what you have been busy exploring.

But creation doesn't just have to do with existential processes, for me it's just as important to play and experiment and constantly be in the quest of letteing creation get through me without me hindering it.  So be open to letting things happen. 

Art is not created by technical, craftsmanship and understanding alone, it is created out of the inner necessity of the individual, therefore it is emphasized that you as students get to choose your processes and motives yourself. My job is to get you to the finish line with what you want to learn.

When an interaction arises between knowledge, unfolding, consciousness, this forms the basis for an artistic and personal development that carries you through a lifetime. You not only learn a subject that you can make use of, but you learn to work in process so that you can develop the art and yourself throughout your life.

 

"The knowledgeable human being."

Writing a novel without the alphabet might well be considered an impossibility, if you don't read it as an audiobook:))

In art, the same principle applies. We need knowledge of basic principles, techniques, material knowledge, experience and knowledge of the tools to be able to express what we want.

Call them classic principles. These principles are in themselves abstract and form the basis for both an abstract and a figurative image understanding. In order to express yourself in an appropriate way in relation to what you want to achieve, it is a good idea to know this alphabet to some extent. It gives you great freedom and confidence to be able to draw and know something about light and shadows and know something about how to create the illusion of shape with colors. By knowing several techniques, it is also easier to know what means you can use to achieve what you want for yourself.

"The musical human."

It's not about wether or not something is done right. It is the musical that creates the artistic expression and that is your expression that also exerts the joy and purpose of creating. It is when your proximity to the materials- your pleasure in entering the "medium" and in the surfaces, when you float in the lines, when shades of gray turn into light and mood, when you discover colors and combinations that resonate inside you - that art comes to life.

It is this authentic experience, this life experienced by others when they see your art, they see the sensual closeness you have had to your work. The ability to give of yourself in art is not a given, it is also something you can learn or develop yourself.

 

"The Conscious Human"

Understanding our choices in life, the recognition of ourselves in the face of everything, experiences, our own values and point of view in ourselves, art form the basis for conscious artistic choices. As we work artistically, this will become more and more apparent. At first, you may not realize it, but it will come, in time. When we connect professional learning with sense and your inner imagery, art gains wholeness, depth and meaning.

 

"To create is to discover oneselves again and again and open ourselves up to what needs to be created through us"