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Painting: Oil, Charcoal, Pastel, Pencil, phototransfer on Wood.
inspired by 70s brutalism i am interested in that underlaying utopian attitude and the sheer still avantgarde of most of the buildings. My works are layered, as i drip paint, scrawl words on the wood, and mixe mediums including oil and pastels, crayon, pencil, marker, and digital photographs which i transfer to the wood with an analogue technique. My gestural abstracts are an exploration of histories, both personal and shared, and are inspired by nature, pop culture, architecture, political issues, and postmodern alienation. I want to reach an essence and pureness and authenticity beyond superficial levels of meaning. I have a very clear imagination of the approximate. Working with opposites, I mix abstraction with the tangibility of the visible world.
My main motive is the search for a new beauty in the contradiction of our reality. As it is with a good poem, the poetical sound, the lyrical vibe, needs to ignite the reader. The semantic level can gradually get discovered. Ambiguities are to be tolerated and withstood – it should not be too comfortable. If I immediately know what’s going on, it is getting boring. A painting should remain a mystery.
Every one of my wood paintings is expensively wooden framed, with a floating shadow fugue and a professional suspension.