While Man has undergone evolution in myriad ways, at the core he is still an animal. His animal instincts manifest through his thinking, which is beautiful, creative as well as carnal and manipulative. During these latter moments, he undergoes the opposite of evolution, de-evolution so to speak when he is no longer a human, merely an animal. The essence of this transformation happens through his thought process, which is why the brain and images of animals, symbolising the dark side of our existence manifest in many of my paintings.
I am often asked 'why I don't paint nature'. To me, I and other humans, are part of nature, which is the natural existence of life, not merely prettier pictures. Man with all his faults, his animal instincts, his devious nature is the natural form of existence. Therefore, I do paint nature, not just the pretty side of it.