MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS 216x145cm
I started to draw monochrome paintings on canvas with mixed media. I repeatedly applied gesso to the canvas and used sanding to smooth the surface, which took days to prepare. Unlike paper, it is not glued well and is tough, but I’ve come to be able to give it a solid taste as much as I feel resistance. The idea for the work came from the Caravaggio angels, who were observing the classic painter hard these days.
40 years old at that time I was still bearded.