Henry Boxer will be highlighting a group of works by Lorand at the forthcoming outsider fair.
‘I was born in Paris, not far from the Eiffel Tower, I don’t know who my father was which perhaps explains why I have always had a certain psychological fragility and instability…I truly believe that a superior power has given me a real force which all true artists possess, a force which can influence matter making it pass from the invisible world to the visible world. A metaphysical force between the dead and the living. It is like drug and one cannot escape unscathed.I once asked a psychoanalyst who had bough one of my paintings if he thought that I was mad. He replied that I was not mad but that I had simply opened a door in my subconscious – perhaps the famous doors of perception?’Joel Lorand.