"I'm exploring allegories of rebirth: the notion that we often have to let something die (metaphorically speaking) for something else to be allowed to be realized and flourish."
"In my paintings, the woman is often a stand-in for all of humanity. I use the seduction of feminine beauty to act as a sort of 'lure' to encourage viewers to look longer and more closely at the work. She leads the viewers in, presents them with the unfolding scenario and makes them her co-conspirators. Without this human element in the painting, I think it is easier for the viewer to remove him or herself from the situation."
Martin Wittfooth is interviewed by fellow Adam Miller at the National Arts Club on January 17, 2013. The theme of the event was Nocturnes: Romancing the Night.