NÅR JEG SER PÅ ØRKENEN, SER JEG HAVET
“NÅR JEG SER PÅ ØRKENEN, SER JEG PÅ HAVET is an exhibition about looming sand masses, shimmering oceans of colour and a landscape without variations! There is wind and there is light or darkness! There is nothing to focus at, there is nothing at all in this landscape! Nothing and the body…! Nothing to hold thoughts! No time! Only the sun’s wandering across the sky, the shadows, the rotation of the firmament! Life is reduced to sleeping, eating, breathing, walking! Desire and matter! Faced with the desert one experiences loneliness…! Faced with the sea one experiences chaos…! Man was a bridge between chaos and loneliness! Between biology and technology! A time accelerator! The Gulf War was the last industrial war and the first information war! The speed war! The order of speed has occurred! We fall forward… We can no longer prevent the fall….! The world surrounding us is about to disappear!
Abstraction and negation are important methods in my practice, which manifest itself in a number of recurring motives that I repeat: the night, darkness, black, sand, soil, ashes, stone, ruins, eye! Abstraction is taken to extremes and negation becomes the pervasive figure – that, which will not die, the residue that remains beyond the life of the individual.
The works consistently avoid any sentimental desire for reconciliation with a world and imagery that rarely escapes fundamental and inhuman barbarism!
With each work a combination of both complex and concrete images is increased and displaced towards an imagery, which increasingly writes itself down to an approximate zero through the constant twisting of the same images over and over…”