Brief intro to my website
I discovered that art was my rescue in 1989 after a brain haemorrhage in 1981, which hit me because of sports overwork and a narrowing of a blood vessel in the brain. I had been paralyzed in my left side, but re-trained me to a reasonably normal level of functioning, but then also suffered from epilepsy from 1982 onwards. At that time, resources had not been devoted to psychological help, and through my teens I had tried to suppress that something had happened to me at all. As a son of an architect I have always expressed myself through drawings, and in this way had made the drawing for my best friend.
In 1989, I got a set of oil paint for my 22th birthday, and it changed, as with a magic stroke, my world completely. I found out that I could speak freely through my paintings, and since then I have worked and dedicated my life 100% to art. Not for the sake of money, but because I can't help it. For me, art is an existential necessity, so my pictures are therefore comparable to the miracle mirror that I experience through life.
It is life with its great themes and phases that inspire me: The mystery of love and my own marriage with my wife who comes from Peru. My children inspire me and the way we communicate with each other in our culture. I find the multicultural aspect of our everyday life exciting and happy with the spiritual aspects of life. I seek to transform the naturalistic image of the world into my personal expression and let my world of images conform to the feeling. Therefore, the expressive element of my images has high priority.
I'm working on a feeling of what is happening tomorrow. Oddly, I rarely understand my own painting while I paint it. I just do what I feel for. The understanding of my own painting comes first when my life gets hold of my painting. This means that my painting is always ahead of me in time - never behind. Therefore, I have an ever-ongoing dialogue with my own painting. I will never be completely finished with my paintings - The dialogue continues as life continues.
The biggest Sirens in my artistic life have unconditionally been: Dali, Kierkeby, Van Gogh and Munch, where I think I owe all four artists a lot for my own development as an artist. In addition, it is relevant to mention the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard as a main source of my way of life.
4 paintings from 2019
After a big accident in 2017 followed by almost one year's admission to different hospitals, I have started well with the painting again. But Something has happened along the way, and I am now seeking the aesthetic condensation in the simplification. That means larger lines, more color-saturated surfaces and with a lighter color palette than before, where I was seeking the depth of the pure color, the focusing in the complexity of the figure, and using a black contour to end my characters with.
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