Me and my!

Living with me has not been easy. Some of my pictures are made euphoric and I have periods where I am not nice to be near.
During my search in old archives, I came across a diary note that I wrote during a 3 month hospitalization at Epilepsy Hospital in 2006. The note very nicely explains a state of mind that is not foreign to me. Fortunately, it is not a permanent condition.

 


From my Diary in Filadelfia 2006

From my Diary 2006-07-19 at the Filadelfia epilepsy clinic

The project
The project is based on the following:
In early May, I had another revelation experience that again lasted most of a weekend. It was the artist, Henrik Saar, who was born in a spiritual sense.
God showed me clearly that now the door was open for the ARTIST HENRIK SAAR, I just had to work, then the road would quietly show itself in ever clearer signs. In this connection, I asked my family for understanding and support for the project. I asked to have a year of intensive work. Thus, the plan is to be ready in May 2007 with a usable material. So what is a useful material! - It is a professionally executed sales material - a catalog that I then send to the best galleries and art magazines in the world. A NO IS NOT A NO - if it is not true, and the images I make now with God's help are good, and therefore can not be rejected. They may be denied access, but that is something else. My intense prayer is to make images worthy of God - And so far so good!


Filadelfia series - oil paintings 50 x 60 cm

"Room no.14 at the Epilepsy-hospital Filadelfia" 


"Old Sonja at the Epilepsy-hospital Filadelfia"


"The red chair at the Epilepsy-hospital Filadelfia"


A houseplant at the Epilepsy-hospital Filadelfia


"A letter from home - At the Epilepsy-hospital Filadelfia"


"Summernight at the Epilepsyhospital Filadelfia" - Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm,


"A patient from the Epilepsy-hospital Filadelfia"


"A mother with her child" - (Getting home from the hospital, our son, Markus was born) 


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Transformationism


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. 

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