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.
15 paintings: Water Colour, Lacquer, Pastell, Chinese Ink, Pigment, Acrylic on Plaster ca. 26 x 29 cm, 2014/2015