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February 17, 2018 - No Comments!

Shirt (Detail) – Oil on linen – 200 x 100 cm. – 2017

Here's a very small detail of a new piece, I painted the shirt mainly from life and finished it from memory. The scene as depicted here has never existed. I particularly wanted to paint something lit from behind since that rarely happens in painting. Additionally I really wanted to combine abstract and figurative aspects into one painting, that's why the top half is mainly figurative and the wall on the bottom half has a more abstract approach. That's also the reason why I didn't feel the need to paint a sky or any other backdrop through the window. I really wanted to keep some sense of calm in that area.


This piece is somewhat of a self-portrait, It fits into a longer running series: self-portraits without me in it. The shirt has been painted at the scale where it would actually fit me.


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