“In my art, I am concerned with the materiality and the processes of painting insofar as they perform as a metaphor for idea and emotion and as the sublimation of content.”
“My paintings are about the sensory experience of abstract principles whether I am painting pure abstractions or portraits.
I want the viewer to be as intimately involved as possible with the paintings so that the viewer’s eye feels compelled to return to the images I create, over and again, never completely satisfied that is has been able to accommodate all that it sees - to create a fascinated involvement with the work on the part of the viewer.
Thus my art is made for an insistent viewing eye, one not simply content to gloss over or to re-create the processes involved in their creation, but more importantly to achieve a heightened sense of the business of seeing: The eye sees itself in the act of seeing.
At that level of exchange the viewer and the artist can share a similar experience of the art itself so that the abstraction in my art can become a bridge rather than a barrier, to an understanding of abstract art.”
- Donald Andrus