Shuktara's Paintings

The process

I paint from the observation of my surroundings where the subject is usually very simple.
I take only pictures of things that inspire me. Recurring elements are mainly nature and architecture.

Michelangelo said : "A man paints with his brains and not with his hands".
This statement has a big influence on me.

The thought process is very important to me in advance. Preliminary studies and compositions done in Photoshop. The photo becomes a part of my painting process.

The images and studies of photographs are obviously influenced by my own strong feelings which are loaded with a dark side: a weight that I always carry with me.