Paper has been made for centuries, with the oldest findings going back to 140 BC. By delving into this ancient process, I'm exploring a far strethcing and inspiring history and interweaving this with contemporary applications.
The recent'Nocturnal'series consist of 4 works on self made cotton rag paper. By applying multiple layers of ultramarine pigment, a deep textured color cloud is created that has a mysterious atmosphere. This forms the background for a simple figure in varnish, which under some conditions appear to be nearly absent but comes alive once light hits it. With these works I try to give space for contemplating ambiguity and appreciating subtlety.