A painting is essentially a commemorative act that celebrates the sheer fact of existence intimately and communally. It is formed by energies, impulses and thoughts, some of whose origins are unknown even to the artist. During its creation the painting will elude the maker's hand, escape his mind's eye, confound his intentions.

The making of a painting is like a journey undertaken without a known destination. A painting can be a portal to memories and feelings that can change the way we view the world to the extent that we are able to see it anew.

Arturo Di Stefano
arturo@distefano.co.uk

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