Happiest Day- from “planted” series
Planted My most developed series is called "planted". The common denominator of this body of work is the starting point of my choice to reuse old paintings - portraits, landscape and still-lifes, works that I have done in the past. Around these existing paintings I tailor a narrative to the ”characters”, a plot that is completely new to the creation of the early painting. The portraits are of real people that I have painted from observation but the whole scene in which I ‘plant’ the portraits is invented, fabricated. The characters are inserted into a story that is not theirs, moving between different possibilities of reality.
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Happiest Day -I believe that a work of art first and foremost evokes in us a physical sensation. A feeling which we then label with names, emotions that we describe with words. Concrete thoughts and ideas follow later. My painting practice is very physical, the choice of a large scale is very sincere. It stems from a physical need, and from the personal satisfaction it involves. When I create, I think about the physical experience and body sensation I would like the work to evoke.
the portrait of the men is a portrait of my husband, which I painted during the coronavirus lockdown. positioning him as a groom to another woman evoked feelings and thoughts.