• Black Arches
  • 1970
  • Oil on canvas
  • 214 x 183 cm

After several years experiencing the freedom of abstract expressionism in America, I am now seeking greater construction, greater clarity and more specific forms than before. I am discovering these forms everywhere – in columns, pillars, fences, piles of wood on the docks, vertical thrustings, horizontal tensions, diagonal crossings. I have recently been fascinated by the parallel lines of matches. Together or separately they form ordered, rhythmic models. For me they are infinite variations on a single theme.