Portraits of Artists

Portraits of Artists 19

A self-portrait is a painting of someone at work, in the middle of a struggle to paint the painting. So it always looks concentrated, and you could say angry, because it is concentrated and always looks straight out of the painting into the viewers eyes, and you can play with that. (Philip Akkerman)

The conversation between Philip Akkerman und Jan van Adrichem was held in May 1993.