I had been an admirer of Rothko's work ever since I had seen a documentary about the painter on TV in 2008.
I considered myself blessed to see Mark Rothko's Seagram Murals at the Tate Britain in 2009.
They had an immediate effect on me. I had to take a seat and stare. I had to stare at the colours. I had to stare at the shapes.
The Seagram Murals are massive. They envelope you. You find yourself enraptured.
What do they mean? I can't say.
What do they mean to me? Something that I've struggled to put in words.
They have immense depth. Some of them even move. Some of them move you.
I thought, "If 'Darkness' had colour, it would look like this."
See for yourselves: http://tinyurl.com/MarkRothko