memory patterns

I deconstruct family photos into abstract and figurative elements and make them into collages on my easel. I freeze time and revive it with a new meaning in the painting. With the emphasis on the abstract elements and patterns I suspend time, giving the represented moment a timeless presence. In a way, I illustrate and paint my memories and their photographic portrayals; I create a time bubble where imagination and instinctive perception get trapped in. My beaming palette illuminates these scenes of constructed memories. I choose to paint with vivid colours so to create the necessary tension between memory and its new life. This show’s paintings were created between 2012 and 2015.

 

Pictures from the opening:

 

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