Geoff Morten 1947 - 2009
WHAT I TRY TO DO as a painter:
Make figurative paintings.
Draw every day to try and determine what it feels like to be a human being in this place at this time.
Make prints - because the process presents new formal problems to be overcome.
Take risks, to the point of destruction, to make a greater gain through painting.
Find equivalents, connections and metaphors.
Dredge images from my biographical history.
Give the images authentic ownership.
Write about those things for which I cannot, currently, give a visual form.
Trust the work and the process.
Find more pieces to fit the autobiographical jig-saw.
Take full responsibility.
Be visually and intellectually critical.
Leave a painterly problem to be resolved for the next day.