At the southern rim of the Alps, it is an ancient tradition to have huge bonfires assembled uphill during carnival season. The fires in ancient times were supposed help expel the demons of darkness and at some places, the young men would use them to heat up discs of wood, which are then - glowing orange/red - driven down the valley with a stick and while shouting some typical verses.
This abstract painting with its color and surface reminds of this tradition - seeing both the darkness and the fire, the sparks and the wood in it.
The artwork is painted on canvas, stretched on a wooden frame. It can be hung without framing and will be shipped carefully protected within a cardboard box.
I work with high quality artistic materials - usually acrylic colours, ink and sometimes oil, applying them in many layers. In addition, sometimes I add experimental materials like wood stain, ashes, sand or other finds of nature. My work is inspired by colours and forms evolving form the process of layering – adding and combining colours on wet and dry substrate. The process is emergent – free flow and deterministic aspects are brought together in a creative manner. I kindly invite the viewer to regard the artwork on the one hand as an entire unit, in its composition and overall expression, but on the other hand also to watch out for all the tiny details and fascinating aspects involving the eye of the beholder again and again!
The painting is signed on the backside. A signed Certificate of Authenticity will be included with the artwork.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!
Acrylics, ink, structural material,