is a vision of color. Painting means entertaining the poetry of fact; and in the
process of its making the fact becomes true. In color, I looked for the beginning
of each new idea. Whether one should call it painting or drawing, I do not know.
The relationship between my painting and my sculpture is intimately connected.
I would never begin a sculpture without first experiencing color.
work has its own space, which should neither be conceived as a sort of cage nor
regarded as extending to infinity.
+ It is very difficult to explain how
exactly a work of art is born. In fact, it is almost inexplicable, but at a certain
moment an emotion falls upon an artist and for some artists this feeling arrives
in a descriptive form, while for others in a world of color. In my case the emotion
arrives in color. For example, I have a color that torments me.. let's take perhaps
a red, a blue, a yellow - this color continually invades my mind until I begin
to put this color onto paper and imagine this color becoming a drawing. Then,
all of the sudden, this drawing begins to take form, the form, and this form becomes
+ My discovery of Etruscan art was an extraordinary event. This
is why my art lies on themes from the past, as the link between man and horse,
rather than on modern subjects like the man/machine relationship.