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Size: 59.1 H x 149.6 W x 1.8 in

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Painting: Acrylic and Oil on Canvas.

Triptych 2017/18
acrylic and oil on canvas
380 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm


I share the opinion of the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), that paintings contain not only a creative message as single piece. You can look at them also in a major conceptional context. This triology FROM THE FIRST LIGHT TO THE VERY LAST LIGHT combines three new and essential of my works (2017/18) from aesthetic standpoints as well as with regard to contents.

Over the years the circle of life became more and more a major painting topic. I don't speak about the big events and actions. Life is always a mixture of little moments and small but not marginal key experiences. That's what we remember when we look back. Not the complete story of our life from a to z, but just a few important breathtaking moments. Life is a circle and follows the run of the sun: we awake, we rise up, we take a deep breath before we fall down again and fade. This triptych is the result of long-lasting creative inner fights (and sleepless nights too), combines following works and should "read" from left to right:


The Awakening...
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2017, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm
left part of the triptych

We are giants in the morning light. We don't have questions in the beginning. Every breath is a sunny day and paradise. No doubts in our head and heart. We don't know fears about the future. We are alive and we feel and we dont't need and we don't want more. We believe that these sound and safe days and nights are endless. But we have to grow up sooner or later.


The Breathing...
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2018, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm
center part of the triptych

Our sun is at the zenith. We are invincible, and we stand our ground. We fight and love and love and fight. This is the time of our life that we will remember yearningly in ten and in twenty years. We are not innocent any longer but we have the right to make our own mistakes. And we carry endless dreams in us and the world has no limits. We laugh and kiss and remember Samuel Beckett: Ever try. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. - Wind will change sooner or later and suddenly there are first clouds in our summer sky.


The Fading...
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2017, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm
right part of the triptych

Late summer turns to autumn, and the winter is just a question of time. The show isn't over with one last bang. It is a slow process with countless steps from the light into the dark. The sun already descents. But we want to resist, we want to stop the run of the sun, and if it's only for a little while. But we are no gods. We are not immortal. And tears fall. We feel too young to say goodbye. But we can be proud because we leave footprints here on earth. And it's not over now. We begin to accept our fate and enjoy the time that is given to us. Hope and love are the answers that help us through leaden hours. We smile and kiss and drink and remember Dylan Thomas: We don't go gentle into that good night. - There is no real final, we are just a small part of the circle.

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"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person."
- Anais Nin (1903 - 1977)

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This triptych is a true LARGE-SIZED TRIOLOGY. For a large-scale, aesthetic and colourful impression on your wall AND as my authentic and personal artwork with an artistic subsurface message. All of these paintings also for sale as single pieces here at Saatchi Art. This triptych offers a price advantage in comparision to the summarized single selling prices. For further information about the specific topic of each artwork please visit the pages of the 3 single paintings at Saatchi Art.

I use exclusively oil and acrylic colors, canvas and solid wooden frames in a professional museum quality. The three paintings wear my signature on the front and they are signed, entitled and dated on the backside. Deliberately the XL-sides/edges (about 4,5 cm wide!) are not part of the paintings and show the black painted canvas (beautiful contrast). The paintings are ready to hang (on the backsides: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), unframed and don’t need a frame or any additional surface treatment. All paintings need a single hanging (no backside connections between the paintings). This triology contains 3 single paintings, each in acrylic and oil on canvas and with dimensions of 120 (w) x 150 (h) cm. I prefer a hanging distance each of 10 cm between the 3 single paintings. Complete dimensions of this artwork, including the hanging space between the single paintings: 380 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5cm.

The piece (3 paintings) will be safely shipped in a custom wooden crate. It will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a cover letter. Please note: In context pictures are not necessarily to scale and are for illustrative purposes only.

If you have any questions about this triptych or any other piece, feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks so much for taking an interest in my work.

Warm wishes,

Keywords: Summer, Sun, Sunrise, Sunset, Zenith, Morning, Triptych, Fire, Bahr, Horizon, Life, Ocean

Subjects: Landscape

Styles: Abstract, Abstract Expressionism, Fine Art, Modern, Minimalism

Mediums: Acrylic, Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Landscape Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Abstract Expressionism Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Minimalism Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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