This series of large format paintings depicts greek landscapes, landscapes that are steeped in ancient mythology. That is why this work is actually about the structure of the human mind that is hard wired to stories and story telling and is not about landscapes. Stories try to illuminate and explain the phenomena of nature, like droughts, floods, storms, but also death and love. Stories, that within time, turn into mythology and often into religion. Gods are born and temples are built and so cultures and nations develop and battles are fought. In the cold light of day, stories and the subsequent emerging religions are man made and therefore artificial realities which the human being is prepared to defend to the death.
Apparently this painting is the birth place of Dionysos, the God of wine.
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Building a book! We had a great opening for our project 'TRANSIT‘. Together with Brigitte Stüwe we constructed 30 kind of 'scrap books' about a journey within a town and a train journey all the way to china and one in the confines of our imagination, always starting from our local train station which is being restored and will be handed to the citizens of Dorsten 2020. The mayor attended the opening and received the first edition of our artist’s book. The rest were given away to the citizens of Dorsten. It was heart warming to see them obviously happy to clutch and take home one of our books.
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