“What I’m trying to do is to make a place that still looks like a landscape and at the same time doesn’t make you think of a particular place. It makes you think of a texture, or relation of colours. But I’m not willing to give up the idea that underneath all of that, there’s objects.”
— Wolf Khan
(quoted in Wolf Kahn and Six Decades of Color by Scott Indrisek, Blouinartinfo, 28 April 2014)
I think with paintings that are more abstract than not, an anchor to reality gives us a way in, something familiar to help us make sense of and enjoy the unfamiliar or unexpected.
I thrive on the challenge of creating a painting that from a distance looks ‘real’ but up close dissolves into a myriad of small pieces of colour, that tells a different story depending on where you’re standing.