Gerhard Richter once described representational and abstract images as different ways of seeing reality. There’s a part of me that really resonates with Richter’s statement. It rings true for me. Yet, I hesitate to fully embrace it. I have to ask myself “what reality”?
I create art not so much to portray reality as to give visual expression to my engagement with reality, and my struggle to create a manifestation that will speak to others. I am not trying to explain reality, interpret it, or define it. Rather, I am engaging it in a manner that will hopefully engage viewers.