Sketches, oil pastels and linocut

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computer graphics


Briefly about my sketches


My sketches are shown i random order, as they are not dated and there are lots of them. Many of these sketches and drawings work on what later becomes paintings. Such drawings are often more vivid than the finished paintings, and therefore it is worth spending some time. Here you get the unfiltered transparent feeling served on a piece of paper made with primitive tools.

Since I have always drawn a lot, I have some drawings that stretch back to 1978. Today I can only regret that I used to throw my drawings away. It is difficult to reach this immediate and naive way of observing the world as a child

For a while I have often made my sketches on my computer, which because of its rationality is good for practical use, but afterwards there are not really any sketches to show. It is precisely the fragile point about our modern culture: we run the risk that we suddenly no longer have any perceptual traces to show from the art processes, only finished products.
With this in mind, I have decided to drop to follow the idea of ​​technical development in art. I do not believe in computer drawing as a substitute for handmade drawings with pencil and pen. I am an old-fashioned artist when it comes to the technical aspect.

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My concept: Transformationism

            A dynamic overview! ***

1989 - A leap into a unpredictable life as a visual artist

Inspired by a fascination with the American satire magazine MAD's illustrator Don Martin's drawings and the Danish Caricature artist Roal Als. Seven years of work at my father's architect's studio, studies of right-wing extremism during world war II and the French Revolution, the breakdown of the Berlin wall, Nietzches delirious speech about the death of God, Freud's dream interpretation, Salvador Dalí's surrealistic universe, Kierkegaard's existentialistically concept of irony, and concept of Anxiety, poetry by the Danish author Thorkild Bjørnvig, Mozart's opera Don Juan, and Pink Floyd's musical interpretation of reality, in 1989, I burned all the bridges behind me. I jumped into life with the red soft forms of insecurity - into life as a full-time painter. In the beginning, I painted everything with a wide paintbrush. Soft shapes. Without much detail, and to my surprise, the painting became my soul mirror, each time revealing my Anxiety. The basic form of these soft forms of Anxiety comes from a cartoon smiley that I developed up through the 80s for diligent use as graffiti and on all surfaces that could be drawn on. As I start painting, the smile suddenly turns into a scream, and if one were to sound my early pictures, Pink Floyd's "The big gig in the sky" would be very appropriate. 

When you click on the picture you wil be lead to my youtube channel, currently with 26 videos from different times showing and telling about my art.

Contact info

Henrik Saar, Anders Billes vej 1 st.-3, 7000 Fredericia, Denmark


phone number +45 27922560


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