The series "Holzweg" are paintings of forests.  Holzwege in German means “wood-ways” and refers to these paths created by woodcutters in the forest. These paths often stop abruptly in some place in the forest where the wood was untrodden. These wood-way seems to be leading nowhere.  The expression “auf einem Holzweg zu sein” means “to be on the wrong track”.   These paintings are about perception. What is being painted does not appear directly to the viewers, the eyes are uncertain of what is being shown. There is an ambiguity as to what is being seen but after a while things appear in their clarity.   Click twice on the thumbnails below  for a larger view.


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