Mariano Akerman, Constellation C1-5, 2005-9
• Stéphane Mund Collection, Brussels

"I don't paint what one sees, I paint what I feel. Rather than being a camera, I prefer to be myself. A camera reproduces appearances, which are just a aspect of the reality that surrounds us. Instead of looking outwards, I look inwards. My pictures are inner constellations and they involve one's associative imagination." Mariano Akerman, interviewed by Machel Ramos, Manila, 2005