His paintings do not insist on a literal meaning, instead they speak in a language we intuitively recognize, a language that mimics the movement of water, the massing of clouds, the budding of flowers. Whatever is recalled for us, it is the play of presence and absence that asserts itself as the fundamental rhythm of life.

His work begins from a meditative state where his vision presents itself and is then captured on the canvas. The paint is applied in a liquid form. The painting is then revisited in several sessions during which transparent layers of paint are applied until the depth and vibrancy of his original vision is achieved.

Bassmiís hypnotic paintings serve as windows to an inner passage where the viewers can find undiscovered dimensions that produce emotional and ethereal responses. When viewed in a meditative sense, they convey the poetry of creation and the Isness of life.

 

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