Good painting was and will always be better than its concept. I do not wish to whine about the good old days, but no contemporary painter is advised anymore to create paintings without a strong theoretical superstructure regarding his own work. This is a pity because painting – when it’s really good – is, of course, always better than its concept. Good painting can be recognized by good painting, just like you know a good painting when you see it. “A rose is a rose is a rose” also applies to “painting”.