2013 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Detlef GotzensSAINT-CHRYSOSTOME Canada
Making Art or why, is one of the most difficult things to explain or talk about in my opinion, it is certainly for me an impulse or drive that is not always very clear, it is just there and very powerful at the same time! Since a very early age I was always drawn to Images, pictures, forms, lines and color, and instinctively felt very comfortable looking at art especially paintings with a sense of wonder and curiosity. I’m constantly in the process to find a visual Language that seem to be always changing from one work to the next and every piece is leading me to another place, where I’m wondering again what is behind the next painting or sculpture I’m making? It feels like a never ending winding track. The only thing I can say for certain is that I will never stop exploring / climbing this path and hope it keeps going on forever! There is however a very big difference of the state of mind that I’m working in, between my Glass pieces and painting for example. The emotional condition is not the same because the pieces I make with glass and other materials need to be besides the Initial design concept or idea, very carefully planned and calculated to be accomplished, while during the painting process and it doesn’t matter in what medium, the emotional feedback is immediate or instantly. I believe in my paintings as well as sculptures there are elements of free expression and then again of controlled form and order, which is certainly a manifestation of my Personality showing thru or reflecting in my work.