Jan Giliam (1965) about Collectives, about Automatic Painting and about Collective Automatism... Website: www.jangiliam.nl

1990 About collective painting
About collective painting
The fascinating thing about painting together with other artists is that your work is constantly painted over. You can never tell what the painting we be like. It's much like fooling around, but serious.

This method of creating is full of surprises. Because every artist brings in his own form-language and signature, the style integration is a stunning process. As if somebody else had been painting instead.

At a certain moment the painting will reach the finishing touch. Since all participants have there own criteria about a good work of art, there has to be a kind of consensus about the reached quality. The results are often ugly but sometimes outstanding

Jan Giliam 1997