"Scratching the Surface is a punchy, edgy mixed media painting (acrylics, wallpaper, charcoal, graphite and spray paint). With the main colours blue and green in combination with orange, yellow, black and grey it is a colourful statement piece and will be a real eyecatcher for every room.
"Scratching the Surface" stands in relation to "The naked Truth". Both are questioning what is behind the curtain, what stays when the tinsel and glitter is gone.
Signed on the front and signed and dated on the back. With a heavy texture from collage materials (ash). The sides are not painted but with the visible traces of the development of the painting.
The Canvas was stretched on wooden frames by myself and a solid hanger is mounted, so the painting is ready to hang, you only need a nail. Further framing is not required.
100 x 80 x 3 cm | 39,4 x 31,5 x 1.2 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, Spray Paint, Wallpaper, Graphite, Charcoal, Ash, Sand