It is not that important to always point at things that have happened to you; the point is to find something recognizable which other people may reflect on.
It is the same with the things that we create our works around. Sometimes one is more obvious than the other. Even when it may not always be clear what you are talking/painting/making art about, it is even more important to continue with the thing you’re doing, because you think this or maybe the next step will be important.
Animals, films, events that happened to you; caught in one view; people who you (dis?)like/admire; landscapes that “are”.
“There is no such thing as freedom. Nor would I know what to do with it.
I pursue no objectives, no system, no tendency; I have no program, no style, no direction.”
“Now that there are no priests or philosophers left, artists are the most important people in the world. That is the only thing that interests me.”
(Gerhard Richter, The Daily Practice of Painting: Writings 1962-1993)
Anna Bolten and Robert Simon will exhibit together: individual works, works and ideas in collaboration.www.annabolten.com