As an artstudent you do extensively research about art history, other artists and the many different isms… The research is suppose to help you, guide you, force you to question and in the process develop your own personal artistic voice. I have studied so many interesting historic and contemporary artist on the way. But I have favourites of course and the Ecuadorian master painter and sculptor Oswaldo Guayasamin (1919 – 1999) is one of my favourite artists. I find his work dark, raw and an honest reflection of the pain and misery of mankind.
I have made some quick painting studies using paintings by Guayasamin as reference. Experimenting with different kind of fluid paint on different kind of surfaces: