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.