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My work basically has to do with attraction and repulsion. The paintings are originated as photographs from magazines and newspapers, so they are not direct representations of nature, they are grasped through other media.
Most important about my paintings is colour, because colour deals with a certain atmosphere, attitude and association with collective images and memories. Transmuting the photographic image into the mode of painting with an artificial colour scale alters its time scale, atmosphere, and original dimensions. This creates distance and intentions which were not present in the photographs. My paintings are not about natural colour, they are about cultural interpretation and behaviour. I usually draw an image before I know the exact colour that the paintings will have.
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Stefan à Wengen "Secretos"