AN ARTIST STATEMENT is the artist’s own, spontaneous and honest words that convey the spirit behind the work, their description of what inspires them, what they are trying to achieve, the muse behind their creations.
Graeme Wilkie has been motivated by a long and passionate relationship with creativity. I hope to be the conduit to share this with the viewer. Throughout my artistic career the skills and techniques I had to acquire are now secondary to the task.
As my harshest critic, with years of fighting with myself, art theorems, fashion, power politics and social etiquette, the bitter sweet surrender of ‘all’ this, is enabling me to work encumbered.
“A lifetime is passing and the meaning of my work is still not conclusive. The source of originality is from the inner self and now the task ahead is to work free of the mind.” – Graeme Wilkie