Marlene Dumas on Why She Paints
Marlene Dumas could be one of my favourite painters of all time. It's only my humble opinion but when I look at her work I never sense any hesitation - only this amazing combination of intuitive expressive movement and directness of rendering the subject. I find her quote above to be fascinating as I rarely stop to think why I have I chosen to be a painter? What draws me to this medium? "The content of the painting can't be separated from the feel of the surface" - I am going to meditate on this for a while, it's too much to fully understand in just one sitting. Mind. Blown. So here is Marlene and more of her work. I am not worthy.