"I smell the sea (Somehow maritim)" is large, powerful abstract. The main colours, dark blue (Indigo) and white, immediately suggests of sea, a fresh breeze with the taste of salt in your mouth, a clear sky with some white clouds. The strong brushstrokes and forms give this work a touch of rawness, a strong expression. Some accents in red, green and hues of blue underline the character of the work. Painted on linen with a transparent ground. I like to paint on raw linen and to integrate it as a part of the painting, so the linen with its organic, natural look is still visible.
Varnished with a silky glossy varnish (Lascaux with UV Protection). Ready to hang with a hanger on the back. Signed on the front and signed and dated on the back.
140 x 120 cm | 55,2 x 47,2 in.
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I find my inspirations in colours and materials - for example in a beautiful deep turquoise mountain lake or in the washed-out grey of concrete in a city. Based on such impressions and inspirations I commence my work and my artwork often comes to life in little series. Each painting is unique and the creation and development of each painting is a time consuming and slow process, usually lasting many weeks and in some cases up to a few months.
My paintings are acrylic mix paintings, for example, acrylic paint with charcoal, oil pastels, pencils, spray paint and many other artistic materials. I often combine these materials with natural materials and objects from nature (e.g., leaf seeds) as well as with ash, sand or building materials such as grout or plaster.
My pieces of art are created informally. Each step builds on the previous step, leaving room for chance but also for corrections and erasures, until the final finished artwork has evolved as a composition of colour, shape, texture and surface.
Due to the complexity of my paintings and the interplay of (collage) materials, my works are not simply one-dimensional, rather they entice the viewer not just to explore them with their eyes but also to touch them.
My works of art are informal; they are my personal expressions of my experiences and impressions and each piece of art is truly unique and only one of its kind.
Acrylic, charcoal and ink on self-stretched linen