At the first encounter,
Formoes paintings seem obvious, innocent and public.
Erik Formoe is a riddle teller. Each image may be
thousand pictures. Each question he poses can lead to
thousand responses, or a thousand new questions.
People in Erik Formoe’s images are silent storytellers.
They are anonymous figures who might meet, or maybe
not. Apparently they are introverted melancholics. They all carry with them glimpse of joy, hint of sorrow. They know something. You can take part in their secrets, if
you are curious enough. Memories are eternal, even
if they are created only once. Erik Formoe’s paintings
dwell on this subject.