Tag Archive: creation of the world


My starting points here were the sculptures of Italian artists during the Renaissance, like Giambologna, Michelangelo and Bernini. And link them to my previous research of Gaia and Pythia.

And: the creation of the world (Darwin): “On the origin of species”.

Acrylic paint and siberian chalk on paper, 100 x 70 cm.

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Making art is a matter of doing and reflect on what you’ve done. For 90 percent I know what I am doing. But it’s all about that 10 percent. And when the “not knowing part” becomes to big, it’s totally out of control. And the result will be a very bad painting.

On the other hand, when I control everything I do for a full 100 percent, I’m not able to surprise myself (and “the audience”). And the painting will only be interesting for I short moment. You really have to take your time, when in front of my work. Get to know the painting. Explore it.

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And the series is growing and growing. Probably in october, I will arrange a special exhibition in my studio, to show all the “Origin”paintings (eight are finished now).

I thought the title was well choosen. On the other hand; are my latest paintings really about the creation of the world, about life? Or is the theme more about a sort of putrefying and ephemerality? Just before everything dies, vanishes…… To capture that moment?

And does that matter? Or can the outcome, the paintings, be the same? Despite the different angles.

In the right corner below are three yellow organic forms.The top one is still bright. But the one at the bottom is already vanishing. Dying?

70 x 90 cm. Oil on canvas.

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Gaia 2

Oil on canvas, 65 x 150 cm.

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Still working on this drawing.

150 x 105 cm, Siberian chalk on paper.

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Völuspá

Völuspá is the first and best known poem of the Edda. It tells the story of the creation of the world.

It is one of the most important primary sources for the study of Norse Mythology.

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oil on canvas, 110 x 160 cm

This painting is about the creation of the world, the start of it all. Based also on the Edda, the Nordic mythology.

Shapes are beginning to form, and in some corners, there’s what you can call “first evidence of possible life”.

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110 x 100 cm, oil on canvas.