Excerpts from the Suicide Painter Series, 2007
Oil on canvas
3 á 200 x
Excerpts from the Suicide Painter Series takes on ideas revolving around the artist as a mythical figure and the expressive gesture as medium. In The Holy Spirit Runs Through Me, the running horse-like figure serves as a metaphor for a presumed universal power which is channelled through the artist and his artwork.
Monster Artist Devours Man takes on the idea of the artist as an outsider. The artist becomes a monstrosity devouring his own humanness in able to distance himself from the world as his object of research.
Psychic Warrior depicts the artist as a hunter within the inner landscapes of the mind, a clairvoyant searching for prey.