A Meeting of Minds - Louis Maqhubela and Douglas Portway

8 Douglas Portway  Geometric Composition  1974 oil on canvas 183 by 122 cm private collection ‘Painting is a means of finding myself … because one does not know [consciously the extent of oneself], one’s life is a type of search for meaning. Because one does not know, one is lost, being lost, one searches … There are no definite answers, so my work is ambiguous.’ The artist, quoted in Hodin, J.P. Douglas Portway: A Painter’s Life . Philadelphia: The Art Alliance Press, 1981, p. 78.