by Ernst Jani
Ernst Jani, born in 1964, lives with his family in Laufen an der Salzach in Bavaria. He began professional training in 1983 and now works in Traunstein in the Chiemgau region of Bavaria.
I allow compositional ideas and rhythms to flow, polarities, emotions and spontaneity, structures, intuition. And then give all this a form, colour, a "top" and "bottom", a character.
I let lines, forms and colours daringly correspond and give myself up to what mutely unveils itself before me and find a quality that opens doors and provokes response.
Associations to organic structures, things remembered, things experienced, reaching out to nature and other things perceived all join in together and all with something to say.
I let a subjective ABC of artistic metaphors arise from a "painting-drawing" system thus generated; a repertoire of forms that condenses and insistently reduces the visible and perceived world.
I provide the picture elements not only as optical stimulus, but let the material of the surface be felt, let the eye be re-inspired over and over again, scan the picture and feel the act of creation, the development of the picture.
The art historian Otto Breicha lends a visual aid in saying: "Art, essentially an act of discovery, notoriously does not record the obvious, but makes the unseen manifest."
Moving into silence, collecting yourself, entering and seeing, listening and experiencing with all the senses keen and the soul wide open.
An invitation to communicate, at best to communicate initially with yourself. And it does not stop there.