A Gerhard Richter inspired abstract art painting.
There’s something bewilderingly seductive about much of Gerhard Richter’s work; sleek lines, deep tones and a sense of occasion matched by the scale of some of his enormous pieces.
In my painting I wanted to explore some of his techniques and make them my own. I use different pints and tools and I am a different kind of person so my interpretations will always be uniquely expressive. What I wanted to do was paint with his style in my head as I created. That was my inspiration behind this original.
It’s not copying in any way – instead it’s a deep appreciation for the great techniques he employs and the subsequent art they create.I can’t think of a better way to embrace that than putting my own unique slant on the concept.
Am I happy with the result? Damn right! It’s fuckin’ awesome. I like lines, of course I do, who doesn’t?
But I also like contrasting that with randomness. My techniques are very loose and without to much consideration for accuracy.
This allows me to be very fluid and reactive to any given paint stroke; something that helps create an abstract painting that’s got structure, drama, indulgence, subtlety and life.