Well, I don’t believe in heroes. However, Per is getting close. We both work with the same themes. And we both are real “painters’.

During my study at the academy in Utrecht (HKU) I saw a marvellous exhibition in Amsterdam. And a few years later in Denmark, in the Louisiana Museum. Per really knocked me of my feet. Can you cry,  just by watching a few paintings? Yes, you can (Obama will agree on this).

My teachers told me, that Kirkeby is a “difficult painter, really a painter for painters”. I don’t know if they are right or wrong. I don’t know how it is “Not to be a painter”.