Interview door mr. Paul Lasley – Discovery Radio
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN PAINTING?
As a child I loved to draw and I spent much time with it.
What always fascinated me, was to see the suggestion of three-dimensionality come into being on my piece of paper, by working with dark and light .
When I was 15 years old, my art teacher introduced oil-paint to me. Working with oil-paint extended the possibilities to express myself. By using its versatility, I could increase the expressiveness of my work.
The history of art played no significant role in the process of being introduced to the art of painting, for my parents paid very little attention to art.
So painting to me mainly was giving expression to my personal experience of the visual reality.
Spending my time with painting made me feel happy.
WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO PROVIDE FOR THE VIEWER IN THE PAINTINGS FOR THE EURODAM?
In the still-lives for the Eurodam I wanted to focus on- and show the splendor and radiance of the colors and shapes which emerge when the light is playing on these little ,fragile objects.
Little and fragile, but at the same time grand. The world of little creatures has its own grandness.
I would like to open the eyes of the viewers for this little piece of nature, so that they will be in awe about it and enjoy it. Maybe their attitude towards creation will be changed?
All vulnerable creatures need to be respected.
The special way of lighting the subject-matter emphasizes the mystery of it. The very being of creation we cannot see through. But we may wonder about the glimpses we become aware of, and honor God for it.
WHAT GIVES YOU THE MOST SATISFACTION IN YOUR ART?
As a painter, of course you always want to paint a better painting than you ever made.
A good painting always has a certain power of attraction.
When I start painting something, there is always something in the interaction of dark and light that challenges me, and urges me to paint. Something which inspires me ;enchants me ,makes me lyrical.
To share these emotions with the viewer is very satisfying.