I'm painting portraits on flags, on banners with words, on different projects. Everybody is invited to participate and become part of the project. It takes between 15 and 30 minutes. It is for free.To realize the portrait, I put the flag or fabric on the face of the participant and paint on it.
To choose the colors, I identify with the personality present and I choose the predominant color to start with. From this shared space of consciousness between the person and me, the history of this portrait develops itself. I work from an intuitive level which is more precise and more accurate, more true, than the intellectual level. It's spontaneous but not hazardous. I exclude the influence of any thoughts or emotions. I'm the instrument of the person present. The image doesn't represent something but it's the product of the communication between the person and me. It is a reality coming into existence which is not present, nor possible to become present outside of our common action / interaction
My performance's concept contains its own destruction. At the moment I start working, the model sits on the chair, the conceptual domain disappears. The act starts, and the finished work, seen by a passer-by who does not know about the concept, receives its strength and significance from its living appearance and reality. The concept is not needed anymore as a significant part of its manifestation.
Just as the law of nature contain their own destruction within, my painting, as well as this concept, contain its own destruction in themselves. It is the "broken method" principle which is present. It is a life-principle. Life is only possible with death. A method is only true when it holds its own transformation within itself.
The flags, the words on banners, are abstractions and appear as absolutisms, as a simulated perfection. In their unchanging appearance, they are non-developing and exclusive.
     The portraits I paint on transform (destroy) the abstraction, death, absolutism into life. My paintings hold a living spirit, an inside soul. They encompass a vaster space of consciousness than the signs. They are living realities and not representations. They are the opposite of abstraction as they are including not excluding. From the objective we come to the subjective, from the subjective we come to the absolute. To realize the absolute is our goal.
This work aims to convey the experience that contain an individual consciousness the universal consciousness is living. If one truly feels the universe to be a part of oneself are naturally takes responsibility and accepts a deep concern about the world and its inhabitants. An event in Asia or Europe or Africa or America becomes something which directly concerns him because it is affecting, one's own self.
One also realizes that responsibilities can not be delegated to institutions, in no part of the activities of life. Institutions are instruments to organize activities. But the responsibilities are carried by the individual, in politics, in art, in journalism, in sports, in a nation, in a science, in religion, etc. The individual always is and stays responsible! For example, it is wrong to delegate the responsibility for one's spiritual development to an institution or religion. It is impossible. Religion as an institution destroys spirituality. Why ? The Absolute, the Supreme, God, is a living reality in itself and can be experienced by everyone. The Absolute is everything, there is nothing outside of the Absolute, God, otherwise it would not be absolute. An institution always declares that God is outside of itself and has to be earned by behaving exactly as the institution wants one to behave. But the Supreme can not be earned, He / She / It has to be experienced.
Therefore we take inspirations from all religions and realize the Supreme in the way which It is meant for us. Since the Absolute will unveil itself through each member of the human family in a most unique way. Why should otherwise the Supreme enjoy itself through this multitude of beings ?
Another example : A nation declares war and dictates that it takes over the responsibility for the morals and ethics of the individual. Therefore now, it is good to kill. Every single soldier feels it is wrong. But the responsibility has been taken from him. Here also one cannot delegate the responsibility for one's own ethics and morals to an institution. It is also impossible. One has to face the other human being oneself that one is going to stab with the knife or rip apart with bullets. And these acts of murder will stay inside one's life and one will be held responsible before one's self. Kofi Annan greets one of the models participating the project of painting of portraits at the UN with Nikunja.
My way of working is very simple. I work with my fingers and the primary colors : blue, yellow, red and white acrylics. I always work from the working area as a whole, fully conscious of the movements and of what has to become manifest. I push the painting to the furthest point of its expression. It is in its final form. From where it is, it could only become different, not more profound. While I work, I share a common space of consciousness with the model which stays unaffected by influences of an outside world. I'm not disturbed by sounds or other influences.
The challenge in the transcendence of the spirit, is that we have to 1) find / accept / recognize our limits and 2) that we have to take a step into the unknown. If we want to realize the "other" as a part of ourselves, we have to be ready to accept "him" / "her" / "it" immediately as a part of ourselves. This is a step into the unknown, a complete self-offering, an act of self- transcendence.
To leave the known is difficult. We are afraid of death. We know everything is dying, everyone has to die, but we are afraid. As bad as our life might be, we feel it is better than death. To take a step into the unknown needs courage and has to be practiced. Then we get faith in doing so. The stronger a personality is the less he is afraid of doing a step into the unknown, into the self-offering, self-giving. The weaker a person, a nation, is, the more he or it wants to control the circumstances.
In my project both the participant and myself take a step into the unknown, one by participating, one by becoming an instrument to the other personality.

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