In my art, I feel that each specific subject I paint has become part of my inner feelings since first encounter. I become a part of it as it becomes part of me. Each work of art I make is the result of my ability to express and communicate these inner feelings, to breathe the life into the subject through my grasp on the constructive force, the spirit of life. I am part of every subject I paint, I share the feelings, the happiness, the misery, the hunger or thirst, the rain, the heat. This is why I paint from memory, to be able to express my inner feelings more clearly, and why the lines in my paintings often appear distorted.
— Sudjana Kerton