A wisdom from the American artist Wolf Kahn.
»The moment you know how to do certain things, you should by rights stop doing them. You would be ceasing to search and starting to perform. You would become your own expert, and your art will become an exercise in self-congratulation. Once a particular procedure has become general, there is trouble in the making. Our practice must remain open-ended. It can’t become habitual. There needs to be a moment of surprise in every work, something that grabs the viewer (first of all, the maker) by the collar and won’t let him go.»
© Astrid Volquardsen 2013
This search for the artistic expression is most strongly in my paintings of the harbor. Right now Iam working on night scenes, mainly those where dusk has set and the lights of all the ship and cranes take over. Unfortunately the computer image doesn’t do justice to the original. Pure glowing of the pigments in the dark. A favourite piece of mine.