› › The Cleanse

For several years now I have been in the process of cleansing my practice from external inspiration such as mainstream culture, politics, general negativity, fear and expectation related input. I am secretly sketching on new representational paintings but I am not cleansed through yet. Perhaps I will never fully be.


Recently my work has therefore been focused around the more formal aspects inside my practice, represented here by a series of large-format hand-painted colour gradients. These works pose as healing and slightly vibrating - as chromotherapy if you will.


Chromotherapy’s effects were discussed as early as in 1025 in the “Persian Canon of Medicine”, and methodologically consist of the use of light in the form of color to balance the lacking energy in a person’s body - on physical, emotional, spiritual and mental levels. In my practice these days this claim is an ongoing investigation.


In some cases I install paintings on printed wall paper and with a bench – in line with American modernist color field paintings – a museum-like atmosphere for the viewer to be alone with the experience. The purpose of color field was to uplift a post-war generation suffering from anxiety and trauma. Inspired by this notion paired with ideas from ancient Eastern medicine, and much like Rothko put it, I “use color merely as an instrument”.



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Installation view from Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark



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Dream Gradient 15, 2019

Mixed media on canvas, 190 x 170 cm



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Dream Gradient 16, 2019

Mixed media on canvas, 190 x 170 cm



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Dream Gradient 7, 2019

Mixed media on canvas, 190 x 170 cm



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Installation photos from Kristiansand Kunsthall, NO



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Dream Gradient 11, 2019

Mixed media on canvas, 190 x 170 cm



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Dream Gradient 1, 2018

Mixed media on canvas, 180 x 160 cm



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Dream Gradient 5, 2018

Mixed media on canvas, 170 x 190 cm



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Dream Gradient 14, 2019

Mixed media on canvas, 200 x 200 cm



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Breeze Weave, 2017

Oil on 2 canvases woven together, 200 x 180 cm



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Dream Gradient 9, 2019

Mixed media on canvas, 150 x 120 cm 



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Installation view CCA Andratx, ES



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Installation view from Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark

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Dream Gradient 1, 2018

Mixed media on canvas, 180 x 160 cm