We are constantly assaulted by images: photos of love, violence and sex saturate our senses daily.
We have the images; what we need is the emotion.
Haccius paints everyday people, unassuming at first, but each shimmering with life.
His people are more than a physical representation of physiology; he makes his cast of characters shout, cry and laugh.
They progressively seduce the viewer with their range of passion.
For this artist, there’s no point in painting if it doesn’t touch the viewer somehow, somewhere.
Haccius aims for feelings, for the expression of emotion rather than an intellectual exercise of precision and technique.
His paintings depict people and places, but beneath the thick, angry use of paint there lies sadness, anger, love or loneliness.
His paintings all have this in common: they dig deeper than the form.
“If they don’t touch you somehow, I ain’t doin’ it right.”