1969 William de Kooning travelled to Rome and met the sculptor Herzel Emanuel, his old friend. This led to the production of de Kooning´s first sculptures. He was working the clay with his eyes closed like with his drawings of the time. He was relying upon instinct. De Kooning was in his mid 60´s.
1994 David Akiba, professor, artist and friend took me to see the exhibition of Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Art including the number of the paintings of women and some of the key sculptures from the 70´s. I had never seen anything like that before. I went to see that show three times.
2016 the last piece that I finished for my just opened show at the Gallery Forsblom is “The self titled adaptation of the Head #4 (1973), 2015. This is my first adaptation of de Kooning´s work and also the only one so far from the series that is based on the sculpture. From the volume to the plane.
The depth is immaculate. Sometimes things takes time.
“Sculpture is the best comment that painter can make on painting”