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Donkey 100x75cm Acrylic on canvas 2022

\aris 130x100cm Acrylic on canvas 2022

free walk 100x75cm oil on canvas 2021

Hide-and-seek 100x105cm Oil on canvas 2021

on the road 100x75cm Acrylic on canvas 2022

Pink sea 120x75cm oil on canvas 2022

Summertime 150x105cm Mixed media 2022

Sleepless 190x100cm oil on canvas 2022



Frank Hartmann states that:
“Fear of natural decay characterizes civilized man. Against the archaic superiority of mythical nature, Odysseus, quite the prototype of civilization, defends himself with human cunning. Those who do not resist the spell of archaic seduction fall back to a pre-civilization state”.

After spending a long time at home during the pandemic lockdown, returning to nature was an incredible experience—a new perception of the environment and especially the natural world. I was very impressed by the people-less landscapes: sea, meadows, mountains, emptiness.

The beauty and simplified forms of nature became clear to me. I could follow the traces of people and animals, but the landscapes were like stills from a science fiction movie. I saw how landscapes, when left alone to breathe in peace, could become wild and magical again.

I was able to recognize the connection of my body to space, my soul to nature. These are the main themes of my new paintings. My brain acts as a filter for the landscapes which my hands then reproduce in a simplified painterly form — mysterious quiet scenes, with few details and a significantly reduced colour palette.

David Hockney mentioned:

“Pictures influence pictures, but images also make us see things we might not otherwise see.”