Fleeces and veils

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The theme ‘veils’ appeared already in my work in 1993 and goes well together with my working method.

The title ‘Fleeces and veils’ refers to three layers in this painting:

  1. The figurative, to some degree abstracted image of translucent algae fleeces, hanging in between branches, and reflecting in water.
  2. The working method with horizontally and vertically hatched brushstrokes - a layer of clear color stripes on a base of broken colors - which evokes a fading, and gives the image transparency and glow.
  3. The painting itself as a ‘veil’ which makes visible as well as conceals: is there a shining reality just visible? In or beyond the world of objects, and beyond the opposite of inside-outside?
First stage of ‘Fleeces 2’