Martyn Tverdun - a painter and printmaker.
Brooklyn, New York
"All my life I have tried to find true direction.
I have never known "who I am" – jazzman, artist, husband, lover, or somebody else?
I have tried many ways, and lost a lot of time.
I have stopped wanting to know “who I am”.
Now I know: identity is mere distraction, self-expression is vanity, styles are marketing.
Now I know: meaning is between the lines, in hidden depth, in the wholeness of art and life.
It is not important what I say, what I paint, what I play – only what is behind, beyond, inside."