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Samples

  • Sample IK. , Oil on canvas, 120cm x 100cm
  • Sample - 4 , Oil on canvas, 200cm x 150cm
  • Sample - 9 Active , Oil & mixed medium on canvas, 200cm x 100cm
  • Sample - 5 Rising , Oil & mixed medium on canvas, 200cm x 150cm
  • Sample - 7 Protests , Oil & mixed medium on canvas, 200cm x 150cm
  • Sample - Section , Oil on masonite, 120cm x 50cm x 2
  • Sample - Without breath , Oil & mixed medium on canvas, 200cm x 150cm
  • Sample - In action 1 , Oil & mixed medium on canvas, 75cm x 60cm
  • Sample - In action 2 , Oil & mixed medium on canvas, 75cm x 60cm
  • Sample - In Action 3 , Oil & mixed medium on canvas, 75cm x 60cm
  • Sample - 17 , Oil & mixed medium on canvas, 70cm x 65cm
  • Sample - 16 , Oil & mixed medium on canvas, 70cm x 65cm
  • Sample - 12 , Oil on masonite, 110cm x 50cm

Project details

The “Samples” is a series of paintings created loosely between 2008. and 2011. They are inspired by human body and the relationship it has with the outside world. It is physical and violent, and begun without compassion, treating its subjects as an experiment. Sample - Pressure 8, 48cmx35cm Ink on paperHuman structure is frail but lead by deep desire to resist. As the series progressed this “desire” took on more of the leading role, and supplemented the pure physical character of painted subjects. Most obvious answers are always hardest to spot, the realisation of which usually comes along as series mature.  As always with paintings I can only describe the first sparks that guided the series, but not much more. Everything started with “Sample IK”, the IK representing initials of Icarus, one of the oldest attempts and defeats of human body by the elements. After the first painting has taken shape, the idea was writing itself…

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