René Korten: Interview

René Korten, Fall From Grace, 2011, 120 x 154 cm, acrylic on MDF
René Korten, Fall From Grace, 2011, 120 x 154 cm, acrylic on MDF

Valerie Brennan interviews painter René Korten about his work and process.

Korten notes: "Each painting has its own process of creation. Sometimes I make a painting or a series of paintings, based on a concept, for instance in a recent three-part series, where the first layer of each of the works is a big letter in pencil lines, and the combined letters make up the word DUB. In other paintings there is a more gestural approach. But always my aim is to somehow connect the more rational or intellectual part of creating an artwork to the pure joy of working with paint, to an intuitive and only partly controllable way of working."