Two swans- from “planted” seriesMy most developed series called “Planted”. The common denominator of this body of work is the... Read More
Two swans- from “planted” series
My most developed series 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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Two swans: The painting captures two men in a bathtub - one young and one old - and challenges us to look beyond the stereotypes and labels we often put on people and instead embrace them as individuals. Can we see that the main story is about loneliness? About aging? The power of youth lies in the illusion that young people often feel that they will always remain young. A certain taken for granted mindset. While the figure of the young man expresses confidence, his being, his gaze is somewhat self-centric, the older person seems surprised by his own reflection. When I first set the two portraits next to each other I felt that the combination of the two contains a potential to tell a story about loneliness. Is there an age for wanting and searching love?
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