The “Human vase” is a painting describing the three stages in a human’s life.
It’s more like the “Evolutional paintings” presented in one of my previous posts but in a more concentrated way.
It depicts a flower and its three stages of evolution – just like humans.
The details – I won’t share with you since I guess you can all see each of the three stages.
Human Vase, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm.
Tonight I have a painting with no story behind. It’s a simple painting showing the sunrise.
Honestly there is no story behind this. I just woke up one morning thinking that I want to illustrate the transition from the nights’ darkness to day’s light.
And on top of it there is a fairy. Yes – and she is sitting there and enjoying this wonderful view from a flower.
That fairy I wish it was me and I also wish that I could sit on the flower and enjoy every sunrise.
That’s it. No story behind. Cheers!
Acrilic on canvas , 80 x 60 cm.
First reaction of these three paintings: ”WTF is this?”
Normal thought indeed …but listen here what they are supposed to mean!
I can remember when I was little the first drawings I could ever make was a house, a face of a man made out of digits and a cat made out of the eight digit.
I can clearly remember how my grandfather taught me how to draw these basic figures.
Now, after all these years – I tried to put a little more profound meaning into these figures and realized that I can actually represent a human life in three stages by using them.
Here’s the story behind it – one thing to keep in mind when you look at the paintings – you are in a mind of a child. Never forget that…what you see – you perceive through the mind of a child:
- The simple house – represents the Childhood. The basic geometric figures we first try to draw are pointing to the basic things we first learn to do in life. The house as a whole depicts the child’s very first universe. The house where we are born, it is the first world we are living in. The painting is also very simple and it lacks professional skills. However – that it is exactly how it should be!
- The face of a man made by digits – represents Adulthood. Why? Because in this painting the child puts a little more effort in defining something. Depicting the face is like depicting our personality traits. The digits used in defining the face bring also the rational into the picture. The rational defines Adulthood along with all our feelings and life experiences. The painting is a little more advanced in technique, though it still has some flows and spots. This means that this stage of life is still under development and the flows are the mistakes adults are learning from throughout their lives.
- The cat made out of the eight digit – represents the Old Age. What can we say about this painting? Well I guess most of you would definitely prefer this one because it has a more advanced technique in it, it has no flows and it tends to perfection. (Remember drawn by a child!). It represents the old age where humans become wiser, have life experiences and they are ready for the next stage of their life after death. The eight digit is also a special one since if turned around it actually symbolizes infinity. That is where we tend to go after this life is over – towards infinity. We can also analyze it after the cat which is also known as having more than one life. This means that after our death we will still be living our lives through our descendants.
Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, with frame.
A Sleepy Spirit Art.
Good evening !
I’ve been away for a while but I’m back again with some burning thoughts in a painting called “The Lighter”.
Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm
Here’s the story behing the painting:
“All these thoughts in my head are killing me. I cannot escape from the pressure.
I feel suffocated and I feel there is no way out of here.
Help me because these thoughts are all over me.
I need to light them and burn them down so I can be free again.
Burn! Burn! Burn!”
My exhibition continues with a new artwork every week at Galleri Randers.
The two butterfly masks: Contrast – which one would you choose?
2 x Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Hot or cold? Which one is you?
Doesn’t matter since both sides define one entity.
We all are double sided – no matter what.
Because behind our daily masks lies a soul with complex feelings.