water paintings on canvas blue
The breaking waves, the pounding of water and its complex flowing movement bestow a loud roar upon the quiet paintings.
On the whole he also retains the colour or in fact lack of colour, the large formats increasing the colour effect of the various grey sequences even more. Only in the middle formats does he add more ultramarine and cobalt blue, which tips the grey effect more towards blue. The painting process took a long time, it dragged on and the artist felt as if he himself had delved ever deeper into water. His exertion in painting became a symbol of the fight with the water and the hyperrealistic effect of the paintings is its stylistic expression. But death lurks under the water’s aesthetic surface.
Oil on canvas, 2017/2018, each 77 x 114 cm