This feverish attention to the overall effect
of the work is a direct result of an existential yearning for communion with the natural world.
J-Marc Schwaller said about his recent work: “I start off with a concrete idea, for example "water gardens," where I find the idea of reflection, of vegetation. I then paint the essence of the image in a grand gesture on the body of the canvas, all of which is connected like a web, combining colour, light and energy. I work on the ground and paint with my whole body. The iridescence that emanates from my paint by number kits depends on the colour and gesture.
What I seek in paint by number kits is colour and light. The light of a table will be more intense if it is contrasted with darker tones.
I don’t want the viewer to feel the "effort" or "difficulty" of the painting technique, rather I want it all to blend, giving the impression that it all came together in one motion. The colour and movement are inseparable elements in the structure of the piece.