Today it is sadness that Olaf realizes about the artists who paint the abstrations without the knowledge of art. In Russia, it is understanding that only after the knowledge is powerful can the artist create the abstraction. For many artists, this is sad and not true. With simple minds they go to the abstraction without the knowledge of Olaf. I show my speak American friends the power of knowledge when the abstract art is created. Olaf does not create the abstraction often, but when Olaf will do that, the greatness will come from the knowledge of art. The sleeping nude abstraction painting of my wife. She will be wishing her breasts were as large but I am telling her they are fine. Olaf can paint the abstraction and be pleased. My speaking American friends will receive pleasure to Olaf for this.
Today the sadness of the abstraction is real in the heart of Olaf. But the Spider Man said that with the great power comes the great responsibility and so Olaf will not run away. The American Football is not popularly in Russia but Olaf has abstracted the Football man with the knowledge. Olaf will tell his knowledge to the young people so that they will one day be able to paint the abstractions. Olaf knows this is not an easy way, but the great responsibility is in Olaf today.
Flecha NegraDecember 11, 2006
Why do you not sign your abstractions? Did you forget? Are you not proud of them?
It seems like they have the signature of another artist. The top image has, what would be termed in the U.S., a "watermark". Interesting.
Olaf .December 11, 2006
It is good that you see as Olaf will sign the abstration in a new way. This is good to be so observing. Olaf will sign the abstraction in the different way to please Olaf. It is the humor of Olaf, sometimes to do so! Olaf is laughing at the humor of it.
J.D. CzarskiDecember 11, 2006
Olaf, as always I am in awe of your technique and your imagination!
Some artists have technique, some artists have imagination. Rare is the artist who has mastered both. You are that rare one!
Robert SaundersDecember 11, 2006
Olaf, do I detect the influence of the esteemed American artist, LeRoy Neiman in your abstract work of the football player? There is greatness to be had and money to be made painting sports subjects.
Robert HuntDecember 11, 2006
A day without Olaf. is like a day without sunshine! Olaf., your greatness continues to grow as you expand the boundaries and test the limits of what can be called "art".
If I may humbly make a suggestion which deals with the crass commercial values of the west, it is important, Olaf. to apply your traditional Olaf. signature to prevent your great art from "Orphan works" exploitation.