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Painting is not only the application of colour surfaces but the research of a deeper understanding of life itself. I am painting in the opposite direction to most painters. Instead of applying lighter or darker shades generated by an external source of light, I use colours in their internal irradiation, their inner light. I remove the material and replace it with the light that lies within the ato

Art is a journey, not a goal. Painting is a journey, not a destination. Painting is really a game, as each new painting is made in a new way. We can discover the principles of life through images because painting is a game of life - but in the changing game of life, there is only one point of connection with unchanging objectivity. This point is the breath, the dance of air in the body, which triggers the game. Being an artist means discovering, exploring and marvelling at creation. Every step is entering the unknown. Every time again. We speak a lot about creativity today. But, to be creative, we must not be afraid. With every step we take, we step into the unknown. On the other hand, there is endless grace here. Discoveries come gradually, like veils that reveal to us the true image of the world.

You never look at things but behind them - into the void. You never look at the clouds but the blue sky behind. Man sees the sky only when there are no clouds. A true artist always sees it, whether the clouds are here or not.

You never look at an image, you never watch the vibration, which it creates but the emptiness behind them. Blacklight, emptiness, silence.

I started painting again nine years ago. But differently than before. Painters create images with colour. Colour is the foundation of artistic communication through images. So my first question was, what is colour? Is it light outside or inside the world around us? Is the world just a reflection of light, or does it vibrate and emit colour? I challenged and asked myself, “What if a certain particle vibrates, and because of the different vibrations of the matter around us, we see a certain colour. So if the matter is vibration, then what is thought? Vibration? ” Different vibrations are interdependent. What if the vibration of thought affects the vibration of matter and its colour? According to Socrates, the ray emanating from the eye touches matter and a common vibration creates what we see. However, according to modern colour theory, man is only a passive spectator of the world. This is not the case in the ancient teachings of various nations. For them, man is an active being, a creative being that is aware he is creating the world with his thoughts. This has been proven today by experiments in modern physics. Man is the active creator of what he sees. Just like the ability to perform pure tone in music, the quality of an image is reflected in the purity of its colours. Its internal glow reflects the strength and depth of its vibration. The purer it is, the more alive it is, the more it vibrates. For this, just like the tone, the way the paint is applied is also meaningful. The cleaner the application, the more objective the viewer’s perception. The clearer the story he tells. That is why it is equally important how we look at the picture. First, we need to establish a relationship with it to tell us its story. It is the same with people. It’s only when we build a relationship that we’re really ready to talk.

In my discovery, I was drawn to Leonardo da Vinci, a genius who sought light behind shadows in paintings. Therefore, he often made two paintings of the same motif. He was looking for the light that shines through colours and their transformation into the light. When I realized how he did it, a new painting technique emerged, “painting with light”. Painting with thin layers of pure paint in such a way to preserve the original vibration of the pigment so that the colour glows. It is necessary to paint from feeling, not from memory, to be possible. Because memory is not a feeling, it is just thinking about an event. Being present in sensation is something else; it is the presence concerning the image.

The viewer can have the same relationship with the painting, and then the painting tells him about her path to creation. About the path, the artist walked as he discovered, researched, marvelled and understood. Some stories are short, and others never end. We can look at such pictures over and over again, and each time they tell us another, a brand new part of the journey. Therefore, painting is not a goal but a path.

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