1.20 x 1.20 m_ acrylic on canvas, corroded metal layer with patina
My pictures are about these forces of nature and about large worn down stones which form archaic ancient shapes. These ancient shapes have both a geological significance but also have a meaning in the artistic.
I’m fascinated by earthly colours and colours which the Earth itself produces. Rust is not just a process of corrosion where an oxidation process is triggered in the presence of iron and water crystals, but also natural pigments are produced. Associated with this are processes which are not fully controllable. The surfaces and textures are important to me, as with the touch of the rock, they are sensual experiences. Rust, textures, a smooth surface can be felt!
Oxidation processes are difficult to control because they depend on humidity, temperature and solar radiation. I am learning personally to work in a less controllable process. The colours work very independently, I must be able to leave even the accidental and then continue to work, but can also perceive what is right for me. I accept the fact that the pictures are doing something with me and not just me with the pictures. Because I consciously want to get involved in this process, I struggle often with good painting solutions. Because these often arise during the process itself, this often takes a long time. I consciously use light, above all the sunlight in my work process. For example, oxidation is at its strongest when the sun is directly influencing the process.
I seek peace in the pictures, a harmony which can also accommodate areas of stress. Natural shapes, stones polished by time, water and the wind; round shapes in an area of tension with the abstraction of cubic shapes.I don’t want to charge my pictures with symbolism, but everyone is free to see symbols in them.
The LONELINESS OF TWO ROCKS
0.90 x 1.40 m oil on canvas, corroded metal layer with patina
The TOWER OF BABYLON
0.90 x 1.40 m _ raw canvas, corroded metal layer with patina and lava sand