Die Galicienreise - Trip to Galicia

   The title is a homage to ‘The Journey to Tunis’ by Paul Klee, August Macke and Louis Moilliet.
   The series is a tribute to expressionism, surrealism (in the sense that it shows a kind of 
   reinvention of nature) and early abstract art. It plays with all these elements. 
   The paintings combine elements of dream, rough expressionism and sublime water colour painting.
   Altogether I made eight trips to Galicia. In the summer of 2014, I took 16 pieces of fabric and 
   water colours with me. 
   Beforehand, I prepared the fabric with fine modelling plaster (technique: Paul Klee) which hardened 
   the fabric to thin plaster plates. 
   For three weeks I worked on water colour sketches trying to catch the light, colours, the smell and 
   forms of Galicia. 
   Back in my London studio I continued to work on these early stages of paintings: I stamped, scratched 
   and vandalised all winter long. “Abstract dreamings” of Galicia are the result.

Trip to Galicia

15 paintings: Water Colour, Varnish, Pastel, Chinese Ink, Pigments, Acrylic on Plaster

ca. 26 x 29 cm, 2014 / 2015