My current project is entitled "The Beauty of Decay". The painted plants serve as a metaphor in a world of... Read More
My current project is entitled "The Beauty of Decay". The painted plants serve as a metaphor in a world of mass products. The project shows flowers in the process of withering, where they show themselves once again in their splendour and at the same time in their fragility - they rebel against nature and the expected rigidity. It is a moment of the standstill of time.
For this series, painting is done without a background on the canvas. This makes the painting technically very demanding, but at the same time allows full concentration on a subject that is so often avoided: transience.
The artworks are still lifes and combine three typical aspects of this genre: figurative painting, flower painting and the reference to transience. But while most classical flower still lifes show whole bouquets, I concentrate on individual flowers. This gives me and my works the opportunity to relate the vanitas motif to the individual as well. At the same time, with my series of paintings, I expand the admonishing still-life concept of transience to include the element of beauty. It is precisely in decay that the fragile and noble beauty of life is revealed.