People travel a lot. I travel a lot. I get many impressions and experiences from my travels. My camera takes infinitely many images of the external landscape, but it's like the experience is requesting a deeper indigestion later on. All landscapes are different. All places has its own mood and character. How can I describe these different moods in the painting? This is my approach to my work with painting.
I try to balance between the act of the unconscious play with the medias and the conscious action.
The act begins with a meditative approach to the landscape moods I want to work with. Conscious choices are made with respect to the color palette that will form the basis for the painting's mood. When this is ready I start the first phase of the painting.
This first phase contains color joy and chaos.
How long can I hold back the need to see something figuratively on the canvas? How far can I push the playing with the colors before I go in and take a conscious control over what has occurred on the canvas? How long can I tolerate the chaos?
At some point, the beginning of the seriousness starts and the playing is over. From that moment thoughtful and conscious choices based on the painting is the focus.
The colors have great significance for me when I try to create an ambience of a place. I'm not looking to recreate photographic pics of the areas I have wandered in.
I seek a mood or a reverberation of the landscape.
My goal is to create:
A room, which the viewer can enter in.
A place where inner emotions can be awakened to life.
A landscape that is both there and not.
Abstract paintings inspired by specific locations.