Having done previously some portraits of famous faces, mainly from movie actresses, I decided to pick the subject up again. A few days later as I was reading an art magazine I saw a portrait of Marina Abramović and realised two things, one that she is famous, but secondly and more important that she is an artist.
That gave me the idea to do portraits of famous artists, but I also realised that Marina’s work, although I knew about it never interested me, has become an important movement over the past 50 years. More or less the same is the case with installations, so I decided to make the portraits of these artist my subject.
As I already have been working on re-interpretations I decided to link these artist with the past. Obviously not as a study into art history but to link them with whatever comes to mind and doing so create a new artwork.