Welcome to MyLatestwork,
– June 2024

I could never have imagined how this painting would turn out when I first started it. I love this way of painting, where I react to the work itself. I start with a rough idea of what I want to represent, and it is exactly this idea that matters. When I think about a place, not just a single image comes to mind. It’s more like a mesh of things that remind me of this place, and this mesh is what I want to represent.
This image is constantly changing form in my mind. It stays alive. This is the element I want to capture. So, why did I choose a static medium like paint, which makes this even harder? Because I love paint, and I believe that attempting to do something “impossible” is the most beautiful thing to do.

I love the process of creating a painting much more than the “finished painting.” I don’t believe a painting is ever truly finished; I just decide to stop at some point, even though there will always be something to adjust. I like to keep the painting alive, or at least give the illusion of this. I try to achieve this by incorporating the process into the “finished painting.”By showing the previous layers within the newer layers, partially covering them, or repurposing a previous layer in the new one to give it another function.

Just to give an example, see (fig1). In the underpainting, I painted the window of the ferry. Later, I decided to paint a part of the Eye Museum. Instead of creating a new window for the museum, I reused the window from the underpainting. Two painting styles are immersing, and giving a meaning to one-another.

Another way of keeping the painting alive is by creating a moving transition, much like when you are daydreaming and one thought transitions to another without you clearly noticing it. When painting, I seek ways to connect the images to each other to create a constant flux. See (fig2)