“I work in some sort of guided improvisation. I usually start with an idea of composition, or a “plastic event” or even a mere pretext and try to build something coherent and heterogeneous. The way I paint is very much influenced by the jazzmen I have worked with. They taught me that improvised creation is not a total abandon but rather a constant tension between a stable structure and the possibility of an instant, unexpected. I look for a road between the rule and the immediate sensation. I dream of painting without constraint. Therefore I place barriers around which I may gravitate.” T. J.