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Primitivism /80x80cm Charcoal & acrylic, usually 2 Phases in chains, on canvas
Primitivism 2 Quotes, to maybe help to understand an intent in these, a process, a search for form, Automatic drawing, charcoal first. Expression with no fear no goal. And some reading I had this year, long time after taking this way. An always reassuring coincidence in a haphazard direction. with respect to the predecessors I'm not alone enjoying doing this

Paul Klee, Pantheon Books, 1972
It is a great difficulty and great necessity to have to start with the smallest. I want to be as though new-born, knowing nothing, absolutely nothing; ignoring poets and fashions, to be almost primitive. Then I want to do something very modest; to work out by myself a tiny, formal motive, one that my pencil; will be able to hold without any technique. One favorable moment is enough. The little thing is easily and concisely set down. It's already done! It was a tiny but real affair, and someday, through the repetition of such small but original deeds, there will come one work upon which I can really build.
The Diaries of Paul Klee,publisher, University of California Press, 1964
I project on the surface; that is, the essence of the subject must always become visible, even if this is impossible in nature, which is not adapted to this relief style. The absence of foreshortening also plays a crucial part in the process.. .For I have discovered a very small, undisputed, personal possession: a particular sort of three-dimensional representation on the flat surface.. .I am my style.