40″ w x 30″ h x 1.5″ (91.4 cm x 121.9 cm)
abstract acrylic painting on canvas by Ralf Jahnke-Wachholz
The creation of an abstract art painting needs pictures – the pictures in my Head
Abstract painting is a creative process. In the beginning of the process, creativity has no structure. Creativity comes from the disorder of thoughts – images rushing through the head.
Make the first stroke; the white canvas needs to be filled with order. Followed by a second stroke, and time is filled with color.
Over time, painting is a process of constructing and destroying of expanding and reducing, of reconstructing and preserving. Shapes, structures, colors that seek their order in the process of abstract painting.
In the end, the thoughts are arranged for a short time. And then? New pictures, new creativity in my head – new paintings.
2017 Ralf Jahnke-Wachholz – contemporary abstract artist