Physicality is crucial to the process of creation; otherwise the act of painting can hardly serve as an outlet. Even when I am writing, I try to make the process as physical as I can. I always start by writing in my notebook and only after I have the rough draft in longhand I put it in the computer, which basically becomes a rewrite and turns the piece into a first draft.
Remember, art is a messy business, you can’t create and stay clean at the same time.
The painting above is one of my latest works. Photo: Melissa Mazman
Here’s a little clip of me painting. Video: Avo Kambourian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0IJY1fuyb8