This is my first coloured, all-over, atmospheric picture. It depicts a landscape, which does not rely on a view. It does not rely on a view, retinal vision, not even on an impression generated by sensations. Rather, it is an analysing phenomenal endeavour, which, from an implicit place or state, tries to grasp the visuals of the outside world. However, it can never reach the real view; more precisely, the view of perception. None of my pictures are direct portrayals of a specific visual entity but translations of different states of mind that strive for reaching something they cannot reach. The landscape is not a landscape; it is a momentary release from anxiety in which I am able to rest.
This is an intimate work, produced in an intimate environment. I always encourage the spectator to take a few steps closer in order to realise the ’pictures within the picture’. A close-up view disintegrates the unit of the layers of colour and smaller fields. What appears to be a cool colour scheme from a distance, transforms into vivid layers of colour upon closer inspection. Firstly, violet emerges as an independent colour, followed by blue, and finally, yellow. The small fields act as separate units on their own, which propose the dissociations between the individual and the crowd, introduced in my black and white series.