S U B Z E R O

THE DOMINANCE OF THE WARMING COLD BLUE.

In this series of works you will find all the paintings that focus on blue as a color / tonal keynote. Blue has always been on my palette and in my painting and will remain so. Blue in its very different shades and statements has a great attraction for me. There are times when I even have to fight against the dominance of blue in my work (which does not always work). My blue can be a lot: longing, summer and warmth, wanderlust, clarity, depth, abyss and distance, coldness, rigidity, loss. The only decisive factor is the compositional context in which the color appears. The diversity and emotionality of blue fascinate me as a painter again and again. Blue is an inspiration that reaches from the source to the mouth and out into the open sea.

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“You do not drown because you dive under water,

but because you stay under water.“

Paulo Coelho (from: Handbook of the Warrior of the Light)

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