Bullfight is a very delicate and sensitive subject, and I don’t really like to speak or write about it: too many bad experiences, too many offences caused, too much hysteria and intolerance. An old Spanish lady even said to me once: “You should be hanged for making bullfight paintings!”
In 2009 I was interviewed by a Danish journalist researching into bullfight. Here is perhaps the most interesting question concerning my bullfighting art:
“…As an artist, why, when and how did you decide to specialize in bullfighting?…”
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… It was not really a decision. I never decide to paint anything. I kind of „sail with the wind of my passions and desires“. If I remember well, I started painting sport themes, and it was a logical continuation of it as I arrived in Spain. But I never really wanted to specialise in bullfight, it happened naturally. There were always more people interested in buying my bullfight paintings, and of course I then had to paint more and more. There were even times when I in fact thought that I didn’t want to do it anymore, I didn’t want to be labelled as a „bullfight painter“, and see me confined to painting bulls and bullfighters until the end of my life!
I love diversity, in life and in art, I get easily bored, and I do need to change my themes, techniques, etc. quite often (which explains the extreme diversity of my work).
But somehow I always manage to come back to my love for bullfight painting, and regularly have periods of some weeks when I paint only them, but then stop for a long while again…”
If you want to read the whole interview, it is published in my “Amour Toro” blog.
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