Alright, maybe there was a hero, during my time at the academy. In the late eighties Per Kirkeby was “hot”. Great painter, and as one of my art(history) teachers put it: a painter for painters.

A saw the movie “A winter’s tale”, about the proces of making art. And “We build upon ruins”.

Last year, Per Kirkeby fell down the stairs. A stroke. He can’t see to the left. He doesn’t recognize faces.

But as Per put it: “I am virtually a blind painter. But I am not blind, when I work”

Anne Regitze Wivel made a documentary:

Man Falling


And take a look at this one also, “We build upon ruins”. Great insights about making art, how does the artistic mind works.

We build upon ruins